azalea - Knowledgebase Question

Deltona, Fl
Question by donwolfe6
May 12, 2009
my azaleas have a moss growing on them what is it and how do i get rid of it?

Answer from NGA
May 12, 2009


Azaleas sometimes are hosts to algae growth. As a rule, the algae is not feeding off the azaleas, but it can hold too much moisture against the bark and eventually cause rot. You can use a lime/sulfur spray directly on the moss or lichen to kill it and it will eventually slough off, or after it is dead you can peel or rub it off.

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