My azalea has been extremely healthy all summer but now has lots of leaves turning yellow and falling off. HELP!!
Did you fertilize it recently? The are easily burned by fertilizer and this is known to cause sudden leaf drop in the plants.
I planted 13 azaleas in my front yard about 5 months ago and now the leaves are turning yellow. Why?
It sounds like either a nutrient deficiency or a drainage problem. Have your soil tested, then amend the soil accordingly and make sure that the plants are not in standing water
I planted 5 gallon-sized azaleas last spring. Now they have yellow leaves with some brown spotting and they're easily pulled off the plants. How can I cure this problem?
It sounds like a fungus, likely Leaf Spot Fungus. This article will help you:
I am on Wadmalaw Island SC. I have about 30 well established large azaleas and about 20 small "suzikis" (sp) About two years ago some of both varieties started getting yellow leaves and then dying branch by branch. I saw no obvious pests, and cut out the branches. The bush died anyway. The problem has slowly spread bush by bush from the first area. Any suggestions?
Unfortunately, I suspect that it may be Phytophthora Root Rot. This article will have more information:
I want to know how to make an organic spray for my Azaleas, which have lace bugs.
This article has recipes for homemade sprays:
I like neem oil myself. You have to buy it, but it is organic, safe for people, pets and good bugs and very effective. Here is more information:
We had a hard frost and I now have some rotten lemons. I vaguely remember hearing something about using lemon peels as a fertilizer for something - maybe azaleas? Could I use these whole lemons in some way? I live in Sacramento, CA where winter can have freezes but the temps are usually 40-50s. Summers are dry with 90-100s for a couple months. Any suggestions would be great. I can just add them to the compost, but have lots of azaleas and would love using them as fertilizer for them if that were possible.
Azaleas love acid, and lemons are high in acid, so they would make good fertilizer. I would not put the lemons on the ground as is though, as this could attract vermin and possibly burn the soil. Instead, I would compost them first before applying them to the azaleas.
Are brownish green leaves normal on azaleas this time of year, and if not, what needs to be done to them? We fertilized after the blooms faded last year. Not for sure if they need something done to them or if the winter cold has just affected the leaves.
If you have had a rather cold winter, than this will do this to azaleas. They will be fine and will regrow new leaves in the spring.