Questions tagged [azaleas]

For questions about cultivating Azaleas, flowering shrubs in the Rhododendron genus.

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Extreme leaf-falling from Azalea

I have an indoor Azalea which was perfectly fine before I went for holiday. I arranged for watering system, but, because of some mechanical problem, the watering was not good. when I came back, my ...
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Is there anything that can turn azalea blooms blue mid-season?

We've used aluminum sulfate to keep azalea blooms blue in the past. This season some new guys apparently missed a fair number of azaleas in a large grouping and we have pink blooms on enough plants to ...
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Treating Azaleas without harming Bees

I'm trying to treat my azaleas for lace bugs without harming my honeybees. I'm especially concerned since it's not just wild bees. I've started a hive. I've been looking into it and my local AG ...
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Pine Bark vs Sphagnum Peat/Sand for Blueberries and Azaleas

I had a quick question, because I'm trying to figure up my mulch and fertilizer needs for this Spring. I had bought my father a couple of blueberry plants, among others, because that's what he wanted ...
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How can I mitigate azalea lacebug infestation without harming bees?

I have several azaleas and some rhododendron that have become infested with lacebug. Some sites say to remove the plant and start over though this seems a bit draconian to me. One suggestion was to ...
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How should I add spent coffee grounds to Azaleas?

My garden has rocks and weed fabric. Must I remove both and add the grounds to the soil or can I just add on them on top of the rocks?
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What are these sphere-like things on my Camellia azalea tree?

There are about 3 of these sphere things on my Camellia azalea tree/shrub. Can anyone tell me what they are? Are they harmful? Also, the leaves are browning at the tips and falling. Is that due to ...