Honeysuckle Have Mold On Stem And Brown Spots On Leaves

Question From: Saint Albans, West Virginia, United States
Q: My honeysuckle has mold on it stem what could it be, the leaves have brown spots on them I see no bugs

A: Brown spots are usually caused by a disease and the "mold" may be a type of scale. Take cuttings of the effected parts to your independent garden center or nursery that sells these plants for a more accurate ID and recommendations for method of control and timing of use. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy