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Old 04-15-2011, 05:46 PM
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Azelea Gall

I just noticed a few strange leaves on new potted azalea I got about a week ago. I've never seen this before. Can anyone tell me what the problem is?

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Old 04-15-2011, 08:22 PM
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Don't know? Some kind of bug? I'm curious though.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:26 PM
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bug or a disease is the whole plant having leaves like that? Have you seen any tiny critters on the leaves?
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:32 AM
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If you go on line and type in Azalea pests you will find a site that has both descriptions and pictures that may help you identify your problem.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:31 AM
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Is it azalea gull, I heard of this but don't think I have seen it before. Godd luck, for now probably best to remove infected leaves?
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:20 PM
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It was just several leaves at the top of a branch. I plucked them and put them into an ant bed. That'll teach 'em!

I'm keeping an eye on it, and everything else.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:19 PM
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Yup that's azelea gall. It's a fungus that usually appears about this time. Fungicides won't help so I wouldn't bother. Just remove them by hand and destroy it. Eventually the "growths" will turn white which you DON'T want. That is the fungus sporing and this will spread the infection. You may want to reduce your overhead watering since this fungus likes a wet enviroment. Nothing to become really worried about though. Just remove them. In fact I have heard some people call them "pinkster apples" and eat them! Never tried it nor do I plan on it lol.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:01 PM
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Found a few of those on my azaleas but it was caused by a bug. They actually burrow into the leaf. My Dad took the leaves and bug to the ag extension ofc. here and they told him they are a tiny wasp. Not sure if I'm buying it though.
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