Azalea Plants
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What is this disease and how do you treat

Zone 97124, hillsboro Oregon I think it's zone six | rosjoy added on April 29, 2015 | Answered

What is this disease and how do you treat it? It is on azaleas and rhododendrons and the main branches just look black like they have been in a fire. What is this?

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shelley
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Answered on April 29, 2015

I believe you have what is called "sooty mold". For more information and recommended treatments, please visit the following links:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rhododendron/rhododendron-sooty-mold.htm

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