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White Spots on my Osmathus Fragrance. Help!

Posted by Tucu none (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 4, 12 at 13:11

Hi There,
I have had these for over 3 years now and have been taken them outside during spring/summer and inside in winter time.

Since I took them inside this year the three plants I have, one next to each other have developed these white spots.

Any ideas what could be causing it and how to heal the plants?

Thanks a lot for the help!! By the way they are in terracotta containers.


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RE: White Spots on my Osmathus Fragrance. Help!

Could be scale (a sucking insect).
Have you tried scraping them off with your fingernail?


RE: White Spots on my Osmathus Fragrance. Help!

I googled scale on Osmanthus (sweet olives) and they can be a problem. One site recommended horticultural oil sprays.

Good luck!


Here is a link that might be useful: scale on sweet olives

RE: White Spots on my Osmathus Fragrance. Help!

My goodness, you poor thing!

You have a few options, the first working much more effectively than the later.

You could use a systemic and you will see them fall off dead.
Or you could use oil sprays as Robert says and slowly suffocate them.

What ever you see, you could also use a cotton swap with alcohol and swipe off what you see.

There is also insecticidal soaps which will slowly kill them

The best way to rid them for good is systemically and that is what I would do for mine.


This post was edited by meyermike_1micha on Tue, Dec 4, 12 at 19:30

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