Tag Archive: Azalea

Cool, Wet Spring Favors Azalea and Camellia Leaf Gall

Do you have azaleas or camellias with leaves that are thickened, curled and waxy in appearance? This is fairly common this year and is caused by a fungus. Camellia leaf gall on Sasanqua Camellia. Note swollen, malformed leaves. Photo credit: Larry Williams Exobasidium vaccinii is a fungus that causes leaves, and in some cases flower …

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Continuing the Eye-catching Azalea Bloom

You could certainly argue that the azalea bloom is the symbol of the southeast during spring time. This time of year, yards across the panhandle explode with vibrant colors of this unmistakable flower bloom. Even though Florida’s azalea plants put on a spectacular flowery show, most of us pay very little attention to their management …

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Common Azalea Lace Bug Can Be Controlled

Damage caused by azalea lace bug. Photo credit: James Castner, UF/IFAS When azaleas are in a garden, azalea lace bugs are sure to follow. The good news is these insects, that discolor the leaves of azaleas, can be controlled. Lace bugs live on the underside of leaves and damage their hosts by piercing leaves with their straw-like mouthparts and …

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