I have seen powdery mildew on crape myrtles as I travel throughout the county.

Powdery mildew is a common disease on crape myrtles and other ornamental plants. It first appears as a white to grayish powdery growth, usually on the upper surface of leaves, but it also affects stems, buds and flowers.

The fungi that cause the disease is known as “powdery mildew” attack numerous ornamental plants. Azalea, crape myrtle, dogwood, lilac, rose, zinnia and many other flowers and shrubs are susceptible to powdery mildew.

The disease usually attacks young foliage, however, mature foliage may also be affected.

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