Azalea Plants


Zone North East | Idella added on May 16, 2012 | Answered

The branches on my bush have a green type mold on them. Also, there are what appears to be black bubbles on the branch. Can you tell me what to do with it?

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Answered on May 17, 2012

The greenish mold is lichen and is commonly seen on stressed plants. It will not harm the azalea but is merely a signal that something else is going on with the shrub. Here is more info:

As for the black on the branches, it is most likely either sooty mold or sooty canker. Here is more information on these diseases:

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