Japanese Maple Trees

Sticky Pest on Red Japanese Acer


Anonymous added on May 28, 2016 | Answered

I have quite a lot of brown/white sticky things on my red Japanese acer. They are on the trunk of the bush. My neighbor thought it was some kind of spore, but I am not sure and would like to find what to spray it with to get rid if it.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 29, 2016

A photo would aid in my identification but I will give this my best shot. My best guess, given that you used the word 'sticky' is that your acer is afflicted with a honeydew secreting insect such as scale, aphids or mealy bugs. For more information on these insects and a course of treatment, please visit the following link:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/homemade-aphid-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/mealybugs-control.htm

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