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Gardenias Have Black Like Color

Anonymous added on March 8, 2011 | Answered

My bushes have a dark color to them, like maybe a fungus or something. I live in Conway, SC near Myrtle Beach.

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Nikki
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Answered on March 9, 2011

It is sooty mold. It is an indicator of a pest problem. We recommend treating the plant with neem oil. These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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