Crape Myrtle Trees

Tall Crape Myrtles


Anonymous added on September 17, 2015 | Answered

What causes blackening of crape myrtle leaves (I have the tall variety)? The black does not wash off; the leaves become dry, leathery and then die off.


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 18, 2015

If they are turning black, it may be sooty mold, which is most often brought on by pests. Neem oil will take care of both the fungus and whatever pest is causing the issue. These articles will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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