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kbhit
Mar 28, 2017 3:32 PM CST
We had these planted last fall and they don't look very good. I'm curious if this is fungus (or something else) and the best way to save them if possible. I thought about using Sevin but read they might be harmful to bee's so wanted to get external advice before proceeding. Thank you!!

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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Mar 28, 2017 4:06 PM CST
The Azalea has damaged caused by the Azalea lace bug. For a organic control you can spray with a horticultural soap.
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woofie
Mar 28, 2017 4:10 PM CST
It would be helpful if you provided a bit of information about where you and the plants are located.
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kbhit
Mar 28, 2017 4:34 PM CST
Located near Charlotte, NC. Thank you!

kbhit
Mar 28, 2017 4:50 PM CST
Hi Scott,
Thank you very much. Will the leaves eventually recover after using horticultural soap or only on the new leaves?
Name: Yardenman
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Yardenman
Mar 28, 2017 11:59 PM CST
kbhit said:Hi Scott,
Thank you very much. Will the leaves eventually recover after using horticultural soap or only on the new leaves?


I was going to suggest Safer's Soap myself. It shouldn't harm the leaves, but its effect is fairly quickly, so you could spray it off the next day if that worries you.

Soap doesn't bother plants much.


kbhit
Mar 29, 2017 7:25 AM CST
Would something like Neem oil be safer for Azalea's and Gardenias? I read that the soaps might be harmful to these sensitive plants, especially Gardenia.
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Philipwonel
Mar 29, 2017 8:32 AM CST
On my phone. It looks like powdery mildew. If it is, hose plants with water. Mid morning. So water can dry before nite.
It should wash off.
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Mar 29, 2017 9:47 AM CST
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kbhit
Mar 29, 2017 2:56 PM CST
Very grateful for this forum and everyones feedback. Have a couple great things to try now. Thanks again.
Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Mar 29, 2017 3:48 PM CST
kbhit said:Hi Scott,
Thank you very much. Will the leaves eventually recover after using horticultural soap or only on the new leaves?

No recovery for the damaged leaves, but with treatment the new growth will overcome and hide the damaged leaves until they drop.
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