Plant Diseases/Ligustrum

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I live on the east coast of Florida in the Tampabay area. I have A ligustrum tree that I planted in the ground about 8 years ago. This season I've noticed what looks like tiny little leafs all over the plant in clumps. after a while they turn brown . when I say tiny there about the size of really small ants.

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Hi Alan,  You may have two problems and usually black leaves it too much water and the roots are rotting.  Little leaves could be a bug problem and the leaves are not developing.  Ligustrum is a bug hang out.  I use Atomic Grow which raises the brix or sugar in a plant.  Bugs do not like sugar leaves so they leave and the plant begins to grow again.  www.atomicgrow.net.   kathy

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Tropical plants in Florida, Bamboo, Vines, Fruit trees, Antique Roses, rare plants from around the world.

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Nursery business for 19 years

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Bamboo Society, Rare Tree Society, Rare Fruit Tree Society, Passiflora Society

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Florida Gardening Sarasota Magazine Bradenton Herald Tribune Sarasota Herald Tribune

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Self taught, family history of nursery business

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