Pests & Diseases
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Sticky acer (No replies)
I have a very well established dark red leaved acer in a half barrel. It’s about 15 years old and this year the new foliage seems to have sticky layer on the top of the leaves with no particularly obvious aphid infestation below them. Some new leaf clusters on the one side of the plant are dying off and seem to be exuding (or affected by) a very sticky white substance forming sticky blobs along the edge of the bit that is dying off. I’ve never seen this before; two other smaller acers of different varieties are as yet unaffected. Any help please on how to treat this?