Andromeda Bark Is Black With White Spots

Question From: R. Weischedel - OREGON
Q: Pieris silver flaming star’s bark is black with white spots. What is wrong and how to treat it?

A: My guess is your plant has azalea bark scale and sooty mold. Take closeup photos to a garden center or nursery that sells these plants for an exact ID and recommendation for treatment sold in Oregon. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.