Month: August 2016

Branch on a table with white coating
Why is my Crape Myrtle Covered in Powder?

August 15, 2016

It’s a common question asked by gardeners and property owners – why are my Crape Myrtles covered in a white powder? The answer is: Powdery Mildew, or Erysiphe lagerstroemia. Powdery Mildew is usually a problem in the spring where nights are cool and days are warm. Long periods of dry weather call also accelerate powdery mildew’s growth. Young and soft areas of the plant are...