Steve, the grey crust might be scale insect, which will suck out the plant juices and harm the plant. Usually scale is accompanied by the branches turningmulchall
I would say it is either Admiral Semmes or Sunstruck, both hybrids of austrinum X hotspur yellow exbury, both hybrids from Dodd or Aromi. I grow both. Mikemikeacreel
this is from the ASK US page, so please send me a CC I live in Orlando Florida (I think Zone 9) I have a lot of Encore Azaleas but some of them are developing
Azaleas are in the genus Rhododendron. Some are evergreen and some are deciduous. Deciduous azalea colors range from white to purple, pink, red, orange and yellow. Evergreen azalea colors are similar, except not yellow.
Click azalea pictures for pictures of azaleas, plant trips, and Azalea Society activities. Click Azalea Society to go to the Azalea Society website, your gateway to much more azalea information.
Image: 'Chinzan' (sport of 'Osakazuki', Satsuki group): vivid pink with darker blotch, rounded lobes 1 1/2-2"; leaves elliptical 1" long; compact growth. (description from Azaleas, Fred Galle, 1st Ed. p. 210)
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