What's your question? Ask

Crepe Myrtle Trees

Q.Problem With Crape Myrtle Tree

Anonymous added on September 7, 2011 | Answered

I have a crape myrtle tree that is about 9 years old. It has something on the leaves that makes it ooze out sap, making them sticky, and drops on the ground. They are tiny, about the size of a large pin head, and there are webs that hang on the branches. We live in the central valley of California and in the winter I trim the tree back to main branches so it does not get too big since we live on a small lot on a lake. What do I have? If it is scale, I do not see any on the branches, only the leaves. What can I do about it?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 8, 2011

It is most likely scale. This article should help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

If you spray the tree down with a nozzled hose, that will knock off most of them. After that, you can treat the tree with a chemical or organic pesticide.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

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

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

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Crepe Myrtle Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert