Azalea Plants

Azalea in Kansas Has Black Leaves and Buds

irishouse added on April 24, 2015 | Answered

The plant is new. We put it in a few weeks ago and the leaves are turning blackish and the new buds have black on them now. It is sitting in partial shade. Help, afraid it is dying.

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Answered on April 24, 2015

Given the presence of what I believe to be black sooty mold, I would inspect your azalea for an insect infestation by scale or aphids. More information on these pests and a recommended course of treatment can be found in the following articles:

For more information on black sooty mold go here:

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