Q.Holly Bush Disease
The huge holly bush in my neighbor’s yard is covered with a white fungus or larvae on the leaves. As this overhangs the fence between us, I am concerned it will drop and infect my plants. The lady gardener says it is not white fly.
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Are the areas powdery in nature? If so you are dealing with powdery mildew. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/get-the-cure-for-powdery-mildew.htm
If not, it could be scale or mealybugs, both of which could be treated with neem oil (as can powdery mildew). I have found it to be very effective against these pests. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
For additional information on scale bugs, which commonly affect these plants, here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm