Azalea Plants
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Branches Have Some White Looking Growth

Anonymous added on June 29, 2011 | Answered

Well established azalea has white growths on the branches. The new leaves look healthy at the tops of the branches but when moved aside and underneath, you can see the branches that look dead without leaves and the white growth covering the branches.

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Nikki
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Answered on June 30, 2011

It could be mealy bugs, but there are several other pests it could be. All of them can be treated with neem oil. These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mealybugs-white-residue-on-plants-leaves.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

If the white growth is powdery in nature, it is powdery mildew, which can also be treated with neem oil.

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