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Azalea leaves not looking good!!

Again this year my once beautiful white azelea the leaves are covered in small brown spots then turn yelowl and fall to the ground.Last year I found a couple of vine weevils removed them and it started to grow again but didn't flower.This time there are no bugs in the pot so what is causing the leaves to fall off


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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Try this lnk to the RHS website. All the diseases that affect azaleas are described there along with treatment solutions.

  • went on this websit but I don't think its any of these here is a photo before then they turn yellow



  • Lion SLion S Posts: 263

    There is a possibility that this is Anthracnose disease.

  • and    ???? what should I use?

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    If flowerchild is right the treatment is a spray of bordeaux mixture. It wont do it any harm as long as its not often repeated.

    I'd refresh the soil by at least half, and feed it in spring as disease often occurs when plants are vunerable or weakened especially if they have flowered well and then been subjected to some stress.

    We had a very hot summer and it may have dried out or been over watered, its a difficult balance after the year we have had.  

  • ok I will try the bordeaux mixture but the soil was neww this year dur to the vineweevils which are no longer there as I checked last week and it didn't flower at all this year so I will take your advice and let you know

  • Lion SLion S Posts: 263

    Answer removed



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