azaleas look like they have been burned
The branches are black with white scales on them. It is affecting part of 2 bushes in 2 separate locations. There are also spots on the leaves. These are very mature azaleas and I haven't had any problems before now. What might this be and how do I save them? Thanks Melanie
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This sounds like a case of Azalea Bark Scale.
Here is a link with more information.