Crape Myrtle Trees

My Crepe Myrtle Is Starting to Grow Its Branches


cbplinda added on May 6, 2012 | Answered

My crepe myrtle has a clear sticky film on its leaves. What can I do? This is the second year it has occured. Why is this sticky, clear syrup dripping from my crepe myrtle? Please help.


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 7, 2012

This is likely honeydew from a pest infestation. The most common is aphids. I would treat the tree with neem oil. This will kill the pests without harming people, pets or beneficial bugs. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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