what is this on my Azaleas?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by greenman, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    Does anyone know what this is?

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  2. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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  3. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    last one

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  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks like lime Popsicle's.
     
  5. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks like that smilie in your Avatar got to them?? That'll teach ya!
    :p

    Sorry, I've never seen anything like that on any azaleas around here (or any other plant for that matter). Good luck.
     
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's lime popsicles I tell ya. :D
     
  7. greenman

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    Is it a gall of some kind? Kinda weird looking.
     
  8. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    I would say leaf gall.
    It's common and widespread in the spring on new leaves as they sprout out.
    The leaves become thickened, curled, fleshy and pale green to white. In the latter stages of the disease, the leaves are covered with a white powdery substance. If left on the shrub the affected leaves eventually turn brown. The disease is more alarming than damaging. If you only have a few plants, control the disease by hand picking and destroying diseased leaves as soon as the swelling starts. Leaf gall seldom causes enough damage to justify spraying a fungicide.
     
  9. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ... and the winner is ... LIME POPSICKLES???


    No - I think Jodi got it right - golf clap.. applause applause
     

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