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Fungus - need help

Posted by lexi7 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 12, 09 at 0:20

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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RE: Fungus - need help

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 12, 09 at 2:17

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.

RE: Fungus - need help

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

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