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Q.Gardenia tree

Anonymous added on July 25, 2015 | Answered

Our Gardenia tree has a white substance around some buds and big black ants. What can we do? We have it on our front porch by our door. The porch has a roof so it doesn’t get too much sun. Should it be moved closer to front edge of porch to get morning sun or what should we do? We have 2 trees (one on each side of door) but only one is affected at this time. Thank you for your help!

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Answered on July 27, 2015

It sounds like the tree has aphids. The ants are attracted to the sticky substance the aphids excrete. This article will help:

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