Ivy Plants

White Stuff Killing Ivy

Zone Solihull | Anonymous added on December 2, 2019 | Answered

Hi. We have ivy at the front of house that seems to by dying off over the past 12 months. About half the leaves have now gone and the wood looks dead. There is white stuff all over the branches of it, but I can't tell if it's like a growth or pest. I have photo's attached to show. Thanks Ian

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on December 4, 2019

It looks more like a pest but aphids or mealybugs are more common on soft stems and leaves. Have you tried spraying with a garden hose to see if they fall off? I would try that first, then if many still remain, use a pesticide or Neem oil, since the infestation is large.


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

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

Learn More