Any one know what this is?

LynLyn Posts: 8,404

Does anyone know what this disease is on my Azealia plant, and is there a cure or shall I just pull the growths off?

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Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,014

    Lyn - I found this info - might be the problem

    Pam x

    http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nurspest/Exobasidium_leaf_gall.htm

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,404

    Thank you Pam, that is definitely what it is, do you know of a spray available in the UK to cure it. i will pick off all the bits for now.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,014

    I have found this

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=740

    It looks like the best thing to do is remove the growths and spray with a systemic insecticide to keep the plants clear of insects that may spread the problem.Sorry I can't be of more help Lyn

    Pam x

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,404

    Thank you Pam, I have removed all the bits and will spray, maybe later I will  use a fungicidal spray as well.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • averil 2averil 2 Posts: 36

    That looks like the same thing I seen on one of my azalea plants yesterday. Ive just taken cuttings from them as well. I shall spray the big plants but is it safe to use insecticide on cuttings?

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