Azalea Plants
Q.

Azalea

Anonymous added on June 10, 2011 | Answered

My two year old azalea bush is looking good, but has some ugly, light green, rough surfaced growths on some leaves. I just noticed this morning the Azalea next to it is starting to get the same thing.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 11, 2011

It sounds like it could be azalea gall--caused by a fungus and managed by removing and disposing of the infected leaves. The fungus overwinters within the infected plant. In the late spring and early summer, a whitish coating appears on the swollen plant tissue. Spores are produced on the leaves during the spring and summer. The spores are dispersed through the air and rain. This disease is not usually a serious problem unless wet conditions remain for long periods of time.

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