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By Flack

Spain Es

Ficus trees are outdoors[(non flowering, just foliage]They are now covered in white cotton wool,which is falling off like snow .What is it AND how do I get RID of it? Many thanks.



Check it's from them. I doubt it. I wouldn't mind betting that's seed being shed from some nearby poplar trees. Phil J

29 Aug, 2010


Ah, you must be the Guest who asked earlier, Flack, welcome. Could be woolly aphid, could be button or some other form of scale, could be mealybug - if you can't post a picture, then suggest you google those three conditions for pictures to ID your problem. There are many forms of scale, some of which produce large amounts of white fluffy stuff, and a lot which don't.

29 Aug, 2010


Check out your previous question, Flack. I've left some advice there.

29 Aug, 2010


Interesting and highly possible suggestion from Philjeffs there - be great if it was just that, no need to do anything, lol!

30 Aug, 2010

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