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Q.Problem with Azalea

Zone 6 | curly added on August 13, 2012 | Answered

I have a beauitful pink azalea that is huge. It is about seven years old and has been so healthy. This spring I noticed the leaves on the center branches were all wilted and dried up. I cut them off but now it appears I am losing the rest of this huge bush. What could be wrong? I live in OK and have grown Azaleas for years with no problems. This was the largest and prettiest of them all. Do you know what could have caused me to lose this bush?

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Answered on August 20, 2012

Are the leaves yellowing first or spotting before they turn brown?

It sounds at the surface like it may be a fungus, but it may also be root rot. This article will describe the symptoms of root rot and you can see if that fits:
If you do not think it is root rot, then treat the plant with a fungicide.

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