Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bobbygedd, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    customer has a row of azealeas that was infested with aphids. they sprayed heavily but the plants look bad. there are no holes in the leaves, but they definitely sucked the heck out of the leaves, they look scaley, and very very dry. there is a little bit of new leaf growth on all of the plants that hasnt been damaged. do u think these plants will survive?
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Yup, since they have been treated already, it may damage them to treat again soon in an effort to keep the aphids off. I would recommend using soap and water mixture, hit them maybe lightly once a week until they fully recover.
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    Is it aphids or lacebugs?
  5. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 833

    Be sure azaleas and their evergreen friends get winter irrigation, too. Although maybe that won't be too difficult this year in your neck of the woods...:cry:

    Since they are stressed now, inadequate water for during the winter could wipe them out going into the spring.

    Did they some acidic fertilizer for the season?
    A little TLC will keep em growing.
  6. Meier

    Meier LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 269

    When the aphids attacked my pansies earlier this spring, it looked almost like herbicide damage at first. The leaves were puckering and curling. Once I finally treated the aphids, it took a long time, but new foliage sprouted and the old foliage stayed the same and eventually fell off. The plants looked pretty good before the summer heat started coming along.

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