Trying to save a deciduous azalea (apricot, very pretty), my late husband's favorite.
Fay, it sounds as though you might have the dreaded azalea scale. Do the stems have a burned, black look? That is often followed by greenish fungus which is actually there because the branch has died and so is living on the dead tissue. It would be best to send us a picture of your plant with a photo of the whole plant plus a closeup of the branch. You can send it by email to email@example.com. Or you can send a sample of it to your local cooperative extension service. contact them at 610.489.4315. Could you be overwatering? Does the pot have good drainage, good, porous soil? It is important to find out what the problem is for sure, of course, before you try a treatment that won't do any good. ep