What’s this on my Olive Tree
Plant: Arbequina olive tree
How long have you had the plant? 6 months to 1 year
I only noticed the substance on the leaves this week when I went to water it recently:
The entire plant:
Your plant has a MAJOR scale infestation. I would seriously consider throwing away the plant unless you are prepared to spend months trying to control the scale population – with a very small chance of full eradication.
The general methods of fighting scale are described HERE.
If you decide to fight it, for your specific situation, I would highly recommend pruning off severely infested branches – that would cut the population down significantly. I will stress it again – if you fight it, you will be fighting it for months so this plant better be extremely special.
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