insect damage on azaleas - in November!

Asked November 27, 2015, 4:16 PM EST

Hello and thanks for all you do to help! I've had terrible insects this year, but hoped they might be over for the year. But nope! My three small azaleas have leaves that have clearly been eaten by some insect; the damage is most noticeable on yellow leaves but is on the greem leaves also. This just appeared in the last three weeks. Anything I can do before frost? They are in shade under evergreens, but I don't see webworms.

Montgomery County Maryland shrubs yellow leaves possible insect damage azalea

1 Response

We notice old yellow foliage with some insect damage and may be some fungal leaf spots. This foliage will drop and no control is necessary. Remove any dropped foliage around the base of the plant. The green foliage looks healthy. Simply monitor your shrub next growing season and send us photos when you notice any insect feeding or damage.
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