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put in a row of azealeas last fall. looked great, bloomed great, came out of bloom nicely, leaves green and healthy, standing straight up. a week ago, noticed this whitish, scaley looking stuff on the leaves. my dry hands couldnt rub it off. any idea what it is? how do i fix it?
 

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Can you get a picture?


Are they real small like dots? Sticky?


There are several scenarios. Here is one, that may actualy be your problem. No pic, or better description. So I am just guessing.


Sooty Mold. Generaly dark to almost black but have seen it in lighter colors. Aphids that suck the sap from a plant will discharge a sticky residue. What will then happen is dust and polutents will stick to the residue.

Please provide more info of your problem
 

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they seem to be more like a "sugar coating" on the leaves. not powdery, cant rub it off, kind of like "glossey" in apearance
 

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Originally posted by bobbygedd
put in a row of azealeas last fall. looked great, bloomed great, came out of bloom nicely, leaves green and healthy, standing straight up. a week ago, noticed this whitish, scaley looking stuff on the leaves. my dry hands couldnt rub it off. any idea what it is? how do i fix it?

I'm no expert, but dormant oil kills a ton of stuff without injuring the plant or people. I use it for many things, no smell like other stuff, either.......
Good luck,
Pete
 

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Bobby,

Ther other possibility would be lace bug damage. I can't be too sure w/out a pic though. Usually, the leaves turn a paler green, w/ speckled brown patches on the undersides.
 
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