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Chinese dogwood problem

can someone let me know what this is on my Chinese dogwood and how I can get rid of it if it’s going to harm the plant (see picture) 


  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 631
    Looks like scale insects...may not do too much damage if only a few of them, and then can give it a winter wash next winter.  Or tackle them now with cotton pads dipped in rubbing alcohol and an hour or so to spare.
  • I did wipe them all off over 2 weeks ago but they have reappeared?????
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687
    You will need to repeat this several times, I'm afraid they will have laid eggs within the branches and leaves. If your branches are stiff and strong, use a brush with some water to help scrub off.
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