Azalea Plants

White Fungus/mold Under Pine Needles Around Azaleas And Hydrangeas; Is It Harmful? If So, How To Get Rid Of.

Zone Southport, NC 28461 | added on November 23, 2019 | Answered

As I was cleaning out underneath flowers, lots of white fungus/mold was present as well as some hard mushroom like growth. My soil is primarily sand as I live in the coastal Carolina area. My concern is whether this will harm plants. Any help you can give would be appreciated.

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Answered on November 24, 2019

More than likely, they are protecting your plants from other harmful things. The mycelium is breaking down matter that would, otherwise, absorb nutrients away from your plants. It is very healthy to see white mecelium on dead organic matter.

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