I have a pink azalea that is always sticky. The buds are brown. Because I do get flowers, I'm not sure if these are dead buds or if they are supposed to be that way. Is this a diseased azalea? If there is something wrong, how to take care of this azalea?
This is likely residue from pests, called honeydew.
Treat with Neem Oil.
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