White spots on Gardenia leaves - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by lolitar62
May 6, 2007
I have tiny whitish spots on the leaves but the bush is flowering profusely. What are these pests and how do I rid the plant of them? Will this kill the plant???

Answer from NGA
May 6, 2007

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

Probably white flies. Try a spray of neem oil directed upward to hit the bottom sides of the leaves very thoroughly. Repeat in a couple of weeks. That should do the trick. You may also want to contact your Montgomery County Extension Office for additional suggestions.

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