Flamingo tree

annjjonesannjjones Posts: 4
I have just noticed this on my Flamingo tree. does anyone know what it is & what can I do

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 26,966
    Hi Ann - not sure but it looks like a scale insect of some kind. 
    Have you got a photo of the whole tree, and is it otherwise healthy and growing well? 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • annjjonesannjjones Posts: 4
    hi thanks for replying. yes apart from that it' fine. I washed it all off with warm water & a sponge. all my other plants seem fine its just this one tree.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 26,966
    I'd just keep an eye on it and see if they return. If it is scale that is!  :)
    The usual remedy is a bit of methylated spirits on a cotton bud dabbed on them, but you'd need to be sure it's definitely that before doing it.
    It looks as if it's planted quite deeply - or is it my imagination? 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • annjjonesannjjones Posts: 4
    no its not. it' only a short trunk. 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,549
    edited June 2018
    That is definitely  a mega heavy infestation of scale insect.
    They are tiny.... the white part is typical.
    See images in link.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=scale+insect+on+acer+tree&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2l_Cgj7LbAhVrAcAKHePVAuYQ_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=943
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • annjjonesannjjones Posts: 4
    yes looks just like that. any suggestions please
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