Every spring, summer and fall, a customer will bring an azlaea leaf to us with this white lacy look. Usually by the time a customer brings in their leaf the whole plant has this appearence.
These are the common question asked:
Is this caused by a disease?
Most people think the plant has become victum to some kind of azalea disease. However, that is a mis-conception. What really has happened is that an insect called lace bug found the azalea and launched a very vigorus attack.