Trees and Shrubs forum: Something wrong with my rhododendron

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 24, 2015 1:23 PM CST
Anyone know if this rhodie has something wrong or is this normal?


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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 26, 2015 9:10 AM CST
anyone?
Name: Sue
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sooby
Apr 26, 2015 12:59 PM CST
With the caveat that I'm no expert on rhododendrons, having never lived where the soil was acidic enough that they were happy, I would guess it has a fungal leaf spot. Can you check if the spots are right through to the undersides of the leaf?

Edited to add this link that may help:
http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/eb1229/eb1229.pdf
[Last edited by sooby - Apr 26, 2015 1:11 PM (+)]
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 27, 2015 6:14 AM CST
The link was helpful, thank you. After looking at some of the pictures I am even more convinced that it is a fungus of some sort. I think I will look up some kind of spray for it. It does say to remove affected leaves also. I just planted this last fall so I am inclined to think that it had the fungus probably when I bought it, like in the soil or was otherwise exposed. That is really irritating. I have two and one looks more affected than the other, I may just remove one altogether.

Thank you! oh, and yes, the discoloration goes all the way through, although it does not have spots (like freckles) that I can see, more like patches.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Apr 27, 2015 9:29 AM CST
If it goes right though I think it makes it more likely a fungus than an environmental thing like heat or sunburn. They just call those things leaf "spot" diseases even if the individual ones are larger.
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May 5, 2015 6:55 AM CST
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 5, 2015 11:05 AM CST
yes I do but he doesn't get in this area. He did do a number on a pencil holly I had by the front porch and I had to dig the soil out and replant and water liberally for it to perk back up. Took me a while to figure out why it was looking so puny. He is just a little 4lb poodle. He thought that was THE spot!

Sue it is on the east side of the house so mostly shaded, sunburn it's not. I do have some hosta in that area that are getting too much sun though, but they are planted a little further out.

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