Fungus - need help

lexi7March 12, 2009

Hello, I usually hang out at other forums, but I would appreciate your advice. My Coral Bells Azaleas have a fungus that is sea foam green in color and is kind of a leather, mushroom, moss looking. The fungus is growing on the trunk and branches, and it has almost covered one shrub. Is there anything that I can do to save them?

Thanks, Lexi

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Without a photo, a guess - but I suspect you are seeing only lichen. It's harmless. Will sometimes appear on plants that are stressed for other reasons, but it's not hurting your azalea.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 2:17AM
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lexi7

Morz8 thank you for the help. I looked up lichen online and the picture of it is exactly what is covering my azaleas. My plants are probably stressed from a two-year drought. I watered them, but community water is not nearly as good as slow soaking rains.
Thanks Lexi

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 2:53PM
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