Japanese Beatle Damage
I have an azalea that is about 7 years old. This year I have not had time to tend to my azaleas like I would have liked to due to a sick family member.
This year with the same azalea. First is was in need of Iron, which I solved that problem. The leaves looked much better after adding Iron.
My next problem came the beatles. They have nearly destroyed every leaf on the plant which is about 6ft tall. It looks terrible. It looks as if someone went all over it with a weedeater, and just snapped it to pieces.
It is the beatles though. I did have a chance to see it one day with them basically covering it. It's my most beautiful azalea as well. This is the first year they have ever attacked it like this. I don't know why.
My question is what do you suggest I do for this once beautiul azalea? Is there any hope for a beautiful azalea next year? Anything I can do for it now? What products do you suggest? What can I expect to see from this azalea next year?