Damage to Rhododendron

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Date Photo Taken: 03/20/2020
Location: Cumming, GA
Posted By: kleinrx

Notes:

What is wrong with this rhododendron? It is putting on many buds, but the leaves look discolored and copper-colored. Thanks.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Looks like a serious lace bug infestation.
    http://www.walterreeves.com/name-that-plant/wild-rhododendron-in-distress/

    March 23rd, 2020 at 1:19 pm
  2. Walter Reeves Master Identifier says:

    Bobby is right!
    check my website notes on lacebug

    March 23rd, 2020 at 10:54 pm
  3. carey mitchell Registered says:

    The plant does have a lacebug infestation. The change in leaf color is normal, as this is a PJM rhododendron; its leaves turn a copper/purple in winter. It is one of the first to bloom in spring. They seem to be more difficult to grow than most rhods. They can take full sun.

    April 24th, 2020 at 5:46 pm

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