Crape Myrtle Trees

My Crepe Myrtle Trunk and Limbs Are Black, Whats Wrong and How Do I Fix It?


rhondda added on March 12, 2012 | Answered

My crepe myrtle trunk and limbs are black. What's wrong and how do I fix it?


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Nikki
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Answered on March 12, 2012

This is sooty mold. It happens when the plant gets a pest infestation. I would recommend using neem oil, as this will get rid of the sooty mold fungus and kill the pests. Here is some articles that will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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