Deutzia Yuki Cherry Blossom Fungus?

Asked July 12, 2020, 1:31 PM EDT

I spotted these patches of white on my Deutzia Yuki Cherry Blossom plants this morning. The plants were planted about a month ago. Is this something I need to do something active about? Thank you! Jeanne in Silver Spring, MD

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like planthoppers. The white waxy material is produced by the nymphs.
No control is necessary. However, you can wash it off the stems of your plants with a stream of water. Here is our web page https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/planthoppers-flow

Marian