Crape Myrtle Trees

Odd Growth on Crepe Myrtle

Anonymous added on July 2, 2011 | Answered

My crepe myrtle has a grayish-green colored growth on it. I can peel it off, like an outer covering. I was reading the article about sooty mold, but then it said the color is black. Since mine is not, I don't know what it is. There is also some Spanish moss, but I haven't seen any bugs. It's pretty scrawny and I thought maybe the 'mold' was why it wasn't as pretty as some. I live in Florida, don't water or fertilize very often. I have just realized that I am a horrible careaker. What can I do?

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 3, 2011

It is lichen, which is harmless to the tree. Here is more information:

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Crape Myrtle Trees

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.