Until I figured out what they were, azalea lace bugs gave several of my best azalea plants a hard time attacking the leaves. To pinpoint pest problems on your azalea plants, check out the Insects and Related Pests of Shrubsfrom North Carolina State University. Click on the pests that are aggravating your azaleas for identification and controls.
Hardy Shrubs and Trees
Discovering fine shrubs and trees for your landscape never ends. My philosophy justifies investing in the ultimate book to help you along.Hardy Shrubs and Trees, by Michael Dirr (Timber Press, 1997; $70), is my bible on the subject, and it's a fine representation of University of Georgia horticulturist Michael A. Dirr's life's work. This tome may be expensive, but it's well worth the money.