Posts Tagged ‘azalea’

Azalea – Leaf Drop

Q: I have several ‘George L. Taber’ azaleas. In winter, their leaves turn yellow, then slowly to brown, and then they drop off the plant. This is happening to all of the plants. I don’t think they need water as...

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Azalea – Biting Plant Bug

Q: Every spring when I am trimming azaleas, I get bit by a little red insect that has a bite fiercer than a fire ant. I only see them for a few weeks in late April or early May. They...

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Aucuba – Wilting

Q: We live on a shady lot and have a lot of aucuba plants around our small lawn. Some of the aucuba have leaves that are turning black and wilting. Does this mean they are dying? A: If it makes...

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Shrub – Planting Properly

Q: A few months ago I had a professional installer plant a large number of bushes around my house. He used a method that violates my own knowledge of planting. I was told his method was advocated by a UGA...

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Camellia – Leaf Gall

Q: I just went out to look at my camellia and noticed that it has several leaves that are thick and swollen. They are light green compared to the other leaves and look like they have been scalded. My neighbor...

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Removing Excess Fertilizer

Q: A couple of weeks ago, I put too much fertilizer on an English boxwood. Now the branches have begun to turn brown. Is there any way to save it? A: Boxwoods, like azaleas, have a shallow root system –...

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Azalea and Camellia – Leaf Gall

Q: The leaves on the ends of some of my camellia branches are swollen and thicker than the rest of the leaves. They are also lighter green. I’ve seen this on azaleas but not on camellias. Is it the same...

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Gardenia, Holly, Magnolia, Azalea, Camellia – Yellow Leaves in Spring

Q: Some of my Gardenia bushes have yellow leaves. Is this an iron deficiency ? What do you recommend ? A: It is common in spring to see yellow leaves on gardenia, holly and Southern magnolia. The phenomenon is caused...

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Azalea – Yellow Leaves

Q: The leaves on my azalea are turning yellow. I am using a powdered, water soluble fertilizer product that says it acidifies the soil and adds iron to the soil. How much should I use to increase the soil’s acidity?...

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Cherokee Rose

Q: I have to do a garden club program on our state...

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Dracena – Air Layering

Q: I have a really tall corn plant. It nearly touches my ceiling. Can I divide it somehow to save it and to make a new plant? A: You can’t divide the corn plant unless it has a new stem...

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Treehoppers – Control

Q: I have these strange pests on the bottom of my sunflower leaves. We have searched high and low to find what they are. I would greatly appreciate it if you could identify them and tell me how I may...

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Azalea – Yellow Leaves in Winter

Q: We’ve been in our house for 4 years, and I don’t remember our azaleas ever looking like this in the fall or winter. The older leaves are yellow and turning red. Is this something I should worry about or...

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Smilax – Identification

Q: What is this vine and how can I eliminate it from my yard? Or should I? Maybe it serves some useful purpose I don’t know about. It has miserable thorns and appears everywhere I want to be. They seem...

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Camellia, Azalea, Rose – Two Different Color Flowers

Q: I have two different color blooms on the same camellia bush. They are on the same branch but on just alternate stems. Is this common? A: It’s common for flowering shrubs to “sport” different color flowers on the same...

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Azalea – Lower Leaves Yellow

Q: One of my four azaleas is starting to lose the green color of the leaves. They are turning yellow from the bottom up. The other three bushes have retained their full green color on all leaves. Do you have...

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Rhododendron – Planting Correctly

Q: We have some scraggly forsythia bushes growing under the shade of a sweetgum tree. I’d like to replace them with a purple rhododendron. A: Rhododendrons grow throughout the country but varieties of catawba rhododendron seem to do best in...

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Aphids – On Pansy

Q: I was taking out my pansies in early April and noticed three-fourths of them were filled with small bugs. I think that they are lacebugs, but didn’t think that they were out this early. I have a problem every...

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