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Our Gardenia Grafted on Root Stock) Has White Oval Spots Every Morning


MaryCarpenter2 added on April 24, 2012 | Answered

Our gardenia (grafted on rootstock) has white oval spots every morning. Then some black sooty mold, is there too. What shall we do?


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Heather
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Answered on April 29, 2012

How big are these white oval spots? If they are small, it sounds like it could be scale or perhaps aphids, though scale is more likely. This would also contribute to the sooty mold. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

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