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Zone Fredonia, New York, unsure 4 or 5B zone? | jtaft added on July 23, 2017 | Answered

We have lilacs out back and they seem to have something on them. It appears that they have been sprayed with something, but they have not. There is a whitish film on the leaves and the stalks of the largest lilac has some green “dry looking moss.” Is there something wrong with them? What can we do about it?

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Answered on July 23, 2017

Lilacs are prone to powdery mildew in hot, dry weather. If this is what is going on, it will not harm the plant's health; it just looks unsightly. The dry moss symptom has me stumpted; a picture is worth a thousand words!

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