White fluffy stuff on stems and leaves

sweetpea22(6)May 10, 2007

I'm hoping there's someone who can tell me how to get rid of whatever is attacking my hydrangeas. There is a row of them along the east side of my house, and I think they've been there for about forty years. They have always been very healthy and beautiful until three years ago. That's when I began to notice these white fluffy spots on the leaves and stems. I have also seen these small white, almost clear flat bugs on the stems. Although they are still growing and producing flowers, they don't seem as healthy and there has been some leaf loss. Then, today, I noticed tiny bugs, lots, at the roots. Anyone have any info?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

maybe a type of scale.
see photos at the link below.
these pests can be controlled with applications of horticultural oil.

Here is a link that might be useful: pulvinaria

    Bookmark   May 11, 2007 at 4:10PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Limelight and Quick Fire make great companions!
I love how the lime blooms of my Limelight go with...
New 2015 hydrangea cultivars?
Anybody looking into what's coming in 2015. I thought...
Need help with hydrangea companions
Hello. I am putting in a new bed this Spring. It is...
where to order hydrangea?
Hi, I want to get Zinfin Doll and Bloomstruck hydrangea...
Difference in Oak Leaf and Macrophylas
I have had both types of hydrangeas and all have had...
Sponsored Products
Abigail Queen Bed - ANTIQUE WHITE
$1,429.00 | Horchow
Simple Living Three Drawer Chest
Designers Fountain 6601 Piazza Wall Sconce - 6601-ORB
$31.50 | Hayneedle
Nature Power Outdoor Lighting. Solar Powered Bright Black and White Garden Pathw
$49.99 | Home Depot
Bel Air Polished Chrome Two-Light Bath Fixture
$91.00 | Bellacor
Latimore Headboard
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Artistic Weavers Rugs Sarah Off White 8 ft.
Home Depot
Kinze Bath Bar by Tech Lighting
$560.00 | Lumens
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™