Can anyone help me to identify what is wrong with my Azaleas?

by Tammy
is there anything I can do to get rid of this problem? Thank you!
  6 answers
  • Angela A Angela A on Jul 16, 2012
    looks like mites....try diazanon if you can buy it on the market anymore..
  • on Jul 16, 2012
    Always difficult to tell from an image - it could be Powdery Mildew Leaf Disease. If it is this guide should help you sort the problem - Really home that helps Tammy. Have a great day! Graham
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jul 16, 2012
    Turn the leaves over and look for very small black insects. You may need to use a hand lens or to shake the leaves onto a piece of white paper. If you find them, along with black spots, you have azalea lace bugs. You could try starting out with an insecticidal soap, but if looks like you have a pretty widespread problem, so you may have to resort to a chemical control. For a list of suggestions, see this link: It's important that you thoroughly drench the plants, especially the undersides of the leaves. And you will probably need to repeat the application a couple of times.
  • Gabrielle Falk Gabrielle Falk on Apr 27, 2016
    I notice you are from Georgia, so I guess the summers are fairly humid? Just like Sydney. Sometimes a plant can be in distress (ie not enough water or food), and that's when a fungus/mould or mites will attack the weakened plant. Are there other gardens in your neighbourhood that have Azaelas with the same problem? I always find it beneficial to take a sample to the local plant nursery. Where you will get the correct information. But keep it say in plastic film wrap, just to make sure that the problem with your plant will not spread to other plants. good luck.
  • Bah11155909 Bah11155909 on Sep 02, 2016
    How to cure powdery mildew
  • Pam Pam on Sep 02, 2016
    Here are 3 different remedies I have found. 1. One powdery mildew organic remedy is to use dilute solutions of hydrogen peroxide (9 parts water to 1 part hydrogen peroxide). Spray it on the plants thoroughly about once a week. Organic removal of powdery mildew is always preferable to using harsh chemicals on your plants. 2. Cow milk diluted with water is a common natural way to get rid of powdery mildew, and almost everyone has milk in their home. Milk may be especially effective for zucchini and other types of squash but will work on everything from melons to roses. Treat powdery mildew every week but alternate between methods 3. Potassium bicarbonate– Similar to baking soda, this has the unique advantage of actually eliminating powdery mildew once it's there. Potassium bicarbonate is a contact fungicide which kills the powdery mildew spores quickly. In addition, it's approved for use in organic growing. Spray on plants every one to two weeks.