What's your question? Ask


Q.White fluff on my tree.

Zone 9a | shammyxi added on March 28, 2019 | Answered

White sticky looking fluff has appeared on my tree, does anybody know what this is ? How can I get rid of this?

I’m not sure what type of tree it is, it was a gift.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on March 28, 2019

Answering my own question for other people with the same problem.

It is mealy bugs. I went to my local homecenter store and bought some 77% sterilising alcohol in a spray bottle. Focused sprays on the white patches but gave it a general spritz and it seems to have worked well.

Even better than alcohol is Neem oil, but they didn't sell any at the store I went to.

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...
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

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