Red Leafs on an Azalea, what does this mean? - Knowledgebase Question

Knoxville, Te
Question by jason73
May 14, 2010
I saw my azalea today and saw several of these leaves, they are falling, some are just there, what does this mean? A lack of something?

Thanks in advance!

Answer from NGA
May 14, 2010


It appears that the leaves in question are the older leaves and they are being naturally dropped by the plant. Broadleaf evergreens do retain their leaves year around, but eventually (usually in 2-3 years), the oldest leaves are shed and new ones develop. This is perfectly natural and normal. I don't think there's anything to worry about. The new growth looks healthy. Best wishes with your plants.

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