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EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests- Azalea

This series of Key Plant, Key Pests publications are designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with common Florida flora. This publication, the sixth in the Key Plant, Key Pests series, helps identify the most common pests and general information about the azalea (Rhododendron spp.). The full document can be found here.

Azaleas are commonly found throughout Florida in landscapes with fuchsia and white petals. Photo credit: UF/IFAS

This publication provides information and general management recommendations for the azalea caterpillar, azalea lace bug, azalea leafminer, rhododendron gall midge, azalea gall, cercospora leaf spot, mushroom root rot, ovulinia petal blight, wet root rots, and iron chlorosis.

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