My crepe myrtle is turning black. All the branches are black and has what looks like white fungus all over it. The leaves are turning black as well. Is there something I can do for it? I hate to lose this tree. Thanks.
Question About a Crepe Myrtle
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It sounds like it may have sooty mold, which is a fungus that is a byproduct of a pest infestation. Treat the tree with neem oil. This is both a fungicide and a pesticide, so it will take care of the pests and the sooty mold in one go. Plus, it is organic and safe for people and pets. Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm