Question by  Harte76 (21)

What disease could be killing my azaleas?


Answer by  worker1961 (14)

Microscopic worms, called stunt nematodes, can cause damage to the feeder roots of azalea plants. This root damage makes the plant susceptible to destructive soilborne microogranisms and pathogens which restricts plant growth causing the plant to become stunted and yellow. Heavy infestations of this microscopic worm can eventually kill the plant.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

There are a few diseases that azaleas can be harmed by. Look these up and see which description fits your plant's symptoms: Azalea Gall, Petal/Twig Blight, Powdery Mildew and Rust.


Answer by  suvankarc (173)

A dried out flower buds could be a disease known as botrytis or an insect known as thrips. There are white specks on my azalea plants. This disease could be killing my azaleas. This disease spreads quickly all over the parts of the plants. Rhododendron is a carrier for this disease. If this plant grow very quickly it could cause bark split.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

If the underside of the leaves are silver and black this could be mites or lacebugs. If buds are starting out well then drying and dropping off the problem could be thrips or botrytis. Dropping blossoms could indicate a watering issue or a need for repotting. Bright yellow spots is a fungal disease called azalea rust, brown with white Pestalotia.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

Botrytis is a disease that effects azaleas. It will cause your azaleas buds to turn brown and dry out. Another problem could be insects know as thrips. Try changing the way in which you water your plants. The should be watered from the bottom not the top. You can try spraying them with an insecticide.


Answer by  japratt (1687)

There are several different types of diseases that could be killing off these plants that could range from different times in the season.

You have 50 words left!