I have 7 areas where I have george taber azalea's planted.they are planted around trees. 5 of the 7 have bloomed this season and the blooms were numerous and beautiful. 2 of the areas did not bloom.they have bloomed in the past. any ideas why they did not bloom this season?
The soil may either have too much nitrogen or too little phosphorous. These both cause plants not to bloom. Have the soil where they are tested to see which it is and then amend the soil accordingly.
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I have several varieties of azaleas in a bed in front of my house, including George Taber. Only the George Taber's are affected. The leaves are chewed to pieces. I have several old bushes. This past spring I planted three new bushes that I bought out of town. I barely had them in the ground when their leaves started being chewed. They are now almost stripped. I lived in Ft. Myers, Fl. I am pushing the southernmost area in which to grow azaleas. I have them planted under a semi-circle of oak trees and they are doing well. The formosas, southern charms, and coral bells have not been touched by whatever is eating the Tabers. I notice something is flying all around them - it has a black body. Don't know if this is the culprit or not. Do you have any suggestions?
You have azalea lace bugs. They will eat the leaves of azalea plants. This article from University of Florida will help you with them: http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/shrubs/azalea_lace_bug.htm
I have many azaleas in my yard and all have bloomed in past seasons. I have 5 groups of George Tabers around trees. This year 2 of the groups did not bloom. The other 3 groups were full of blooms. What could have caused the other 2 groups to not bloom?
Several things could cause this, including a lack in phosphorus. This would cause the plant to stop blooming. Add some phosphorus to the soil. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm It could also be due to a microclimate in your yard. This can be caused by hills, buildings, dips in the ground and even other plantings. Microclimates can cause an area in a yard to be up to a full zone higher or lower than other areas of the yard and may be as small as just a few feet.
My George Tabor azaleas have tiny rusty spots on old growth and new growth. This is second year, first year also had spots. Plants were 2.5 gal. when planted. They are healthy looking, but some are really spotted. I do not find any bugs.
It sounds as if your azalea has rust. More information on rust can be found here:
To keep the rust under control, you are going to want to remove and dispose the affected leaves and treat your plant with a fungicide, such as neem oil. Continue to remove leaves and treat the plant until all signs of the plant rust are gone. Furthermore, be very conscientious about watering - rust thrives in a wet environment so you will want to be careful not to overwater your plants.
I have several George Taber Azaleas which are browning. This browning starts at the leave tips, eventually working down to the base of the leave, and finally killing the leaves. I have a couple Azaleas which have completely died off. Can you help me solve this problem? Don S.
I would say that its a moisture issue. It does not look like a fungus and I do not see any pests. The leaves next to the brown ones look quite healthy. Up your watering and cut back the dead branches. Once they are back to healthy go ahead and fertilize in the fall.