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- Buds fail to open but stay on the bush looking silvery, and later in spring develop black 'bristles'. The buds remain on the plant for two or three years, but don't rot. The 'bristles' are the spore bodies of a fungus which is believed to be introduced by the rhododendron leafhopper laying its eggs in flower buds. Adult leafhoppers occur on the foliage from mid-July until October. They are 8mm long with yellow head and legs, a blue-green thorax, and forewings striped with red.

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Black soot on leafs

Question from john

My Rhododendron got black soot or powder on the leaves the bush is covered in this black soot.
What can I do I have notice new green growth has started to show with out me doing anything to it.

Thanks john sorry I don't have photos

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  • Posted: Tue. 20th June 2017 13:39

Rhododendron dies off

Question from Toni Fernandez


I seem to have a problem with my plants, they seems to be OK until the top leaves sort of dry out and curl up and this affects the flower buds too, one died already last year, the other two are producing new green leaves from the top (where the buds were), but not sure they'll not get the problem too!

I think I am doing everything right (mulching, pH, moisture, etc), but plants are simply not happy!! Please help!!

I'll try to add some pics asap

Thanks a lot!

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  • Posted: Tue. 5th April 2011 08:28
  • Last reply: Thu. 21st April 2011 17:24