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How to grow rhododendrons - rhododendron leaf spot

Rhododendron leaf spot

Published: Friday, 15 March, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Control rhododendron leaf spot, with the advice from our guide.

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This disease, caused by the fungus Glomerella cingulata, results in rounded spots on the leaves. Although it's unsightly, leaf spot is only a significant problem on poorly growing or unhealthy plants, which might end up dropping a substantial number of leaves.

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Symptoms

A fungal attack causes an outbreak of spots on the leaves. The dark marks are often surrounded by a pinkish-purple ring.

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rhododendrons, azaleas

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Organic

Promptly remove and destroy all infected leaves, both on the plant and on the ground. Don't put them on the compost heap. Also, improve the growing conditions - add a mulch of well-rotted compost, and regularly feed and water. Keep deadheading.

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