Azalea Plants
Q.

Azalea Problem

Anonymous added on April 15, 2014 | Answered

I have an azalea with numerous spots of a pale green growth on it. There are branches with defoliation and some have died. What is it and how do I treat the bush?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 15, 2014

It sounds like it may be azalea lace bug. These articles will help: https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/SP290-E.pdf, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/azalea/azalea-lace-bug.htm If there are no signs of lace bug, then it could also be azalea gall. This disease commonly occurs in early spring on new leaf growth. The leaves become curled, fleshy, and pale green to white. Affected leaves eventually turn brown and should be removed and destroyed. However, it is most likely attributed to lace bugs, as they generally cause bleaching (pale green) of the leaves.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Azalea Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More