What Does Powdery Mildew Look Like?

October 30, 2023
Sunny Crutchfield



In this informative video, we delve into the common issues that can plague crape myrtle plants: crape myrtle bark scales and powdery mildew. Join us as we explore the signs to watch out for. Learn effective strategies to tackle these problems. Ensure your crape myrtle thrives and maintains its stunning appearance.

Our expert host, Wes Rivers explains that both issues manifest through visible symptoms. The presence of white fuzzy fungal growths on the leaf surface is a key indicator of powdery mildew. On oak trees, this fungal growth can be found on both the top and bottom of the leaves. However, crape myrtles face a more severe threat. The powdery mildew can spread to the delicate new growth shoots. It covers them entirely and even engulfing the flower buds, preventing them from opening.

Discover practical tips and techniques to combat these challenges effectively. Our guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to identify crape myrtle bark scales and powdery mildew. This includes demonstrations of affected plant parts. Learn the best practices for prevention, early detection, and appropriate treatment options to restore your crape myrtle’s health and aesthetic appeal.

Maintaining the vitality and beauty of your crape myrtle is crucial, and this video equips you with the knowledge needed to address these common issues head-on. Don’t let bark scales and powdery mildew diminish the splendor of your beloved crape myrtle; watch now and empower yourself with the expertise to ensure a flourishing and visually stunning plant!

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