Pests and Diseases forum: Azalea defoliation

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 27, 2015 4:30 PM CST
One of my mature azaleas has a spot that's defoliating. Sad

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It happened last summer as well, and foliage did not grow in that spot this spring. Now the spot is getting larger.

Does anyone know what it might be?
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greatmama
Jul 4, 2015 5:05 PM CST
In my garden I had the same thing to the point of them dying completely. Started fertilizing with a high acid product and they seem to be coming back. Lost all but 4 of 15. You can also use coffee grounds for organic fertilizer. Can't hurt. Our soil is very alkaline here in So. California. I'd never experienced that before so maybe that would help.
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Jul 4, 2015 5:36 PM CST
Thanks--can't hurt to add coffee grounds. Thank You!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso

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