Gardenia Plants
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Gardenia Bush Disease

Anonymous added on April 16, 2012 | Answered

The leaves on both of my gardenia bushes are almost totally black. What do I need to do?

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Nikki
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Answered on April 17, 2012

Sounds like you could have a problem with sooty mold, most often brought about by pests. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/gardenia-pests.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm

Neem oil is an effective treatment for both the pest and sooty mold.

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