White fungus or mold growing on variegated ligustrum
There appears to be a white fungus or mold growning on the trunk and stems of several VARIEGATED CHINESE PRIVET ligustrum planted in the spring of 2005. The affected shrubs are also smaller than the shubs without it. The white stuff has also appeared on the outside brick and appears to be spreading. Any clue what it is? Any help on how to get rid of it without harming the shrubs? See 5 pictures below.
1.WHITE FUNGUS OR MOLD?
2. ANOTHER VIEW
3. COMPARISON - WHITE STUFF ON THE TWO ON THE RIGHT
4. NO WHITE STUFF ON THESE
5. ON OUTSIDE BRICK