My poor Camillia

Asked June 3, 2020, 4:01 PM EDT

I have these horrible white whatever on the back side of my leaves. I notices it when some leave were looking funny. They curled up and were a pale green. When I cut it off I saw the white stuff on the back of MANY MANY leave on the bush. Help

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

This is cottony camellia scale. It is a type of insect. This explains it: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/cottony-camellia-scale-shrubs

If you spray crawlers now with horticultural oil or soap, read the label very carefully and follow directions for the temperature limits, so you do not burn the leaves.

Ellen