We are always talking about scale on Crape Myrtles and what to keep an eye out for. While scale is predominantly found on Crape Myrtles, it can also be found on other plants. In this case, these azaleas look relatively healthy, but one area is starting to die back. When looking at the underside of the bush.. it is covered with black sooty mold and scale! Scale needs to be treated with an insecticide. Depending on the scale severity, the plant can be saved. Keep an eye out and don’t let scale progress.. Get ahead of the issue. Let us know if you have any questions!