Key Plant, Key Pests: Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)

This 8-page document is one in the Key Plant, Key Pests series. It helps identify the most common pests found on azalea. Written by Juanita Popenoe, Caroline R. Warwick, Jacqueline Bourdon, and David J. Norman and published by the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department, December 2018.

Azaleas at a Glance (ENH37/MG019)

Figure 1.  'George L. Taber' – A Southern Indica azaleaSpectacular flowers and shade tolerance are among the reasons for the azalea’s popularity as a landscape plant in North and Central Florida. They enhance the home landscape as foundation or mass plantings and as background or foreground plants, depending on their size. They are also sometimes pruned into single-trunked standards that serve as specimen plants. Generally, their open, relaxed growth habit is more suited to informal landscape designs. This 5-page fact sheet was written by Sydney Park Brown, Dewayne L. Ingram, and James T. Midcap, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, January 2012.