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Gardenia tree pests

I have two small gardenia trees they are being attacked by something that looks like salt and pepper on the leaves, and new buds are also sticky. I have tried an organic spray with lecithin but it only seems to distress the plant. It worked for a day or so but then they started drooping and losing leaves. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 Comment By Nikki On 12/12/2014 @ 1:32 pm

It sounds like it is aphids. I personally like to use neem oil on these pests. Here are some articles that will help you: [1]

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