Pests and Diseases

Plant Health Questions & Answers


If you have noticed any particular problems with trees and shrubs in your own area and would like further information, please free to contact Marion Kinns using the comments box at the bottom of this page. I make no claims to be an expert but I am happy to investigate to find what information I can. This can then be shared with the membership. Members with more information than I have discovered will be welcome to make comments/ additions; potentially leading to useful discussions.

Membership of the SRS declares us as having an interest in, or in some cases obsession with, the genus Rhododendron. However, quite a few of our members have big gardens with a range of other genera so these questions can be quite wide ranging.

Marion Kinns,

General Plant Health Advice


Although the pests and diseases listed here aren’t all specifically related to Rhododendrons, they cause problems to many of our other beloved garden plants. Knowing what to look out for and how to deal with the problem can only be a benefit.

Rhododendron ponticum


A response to comments in the press on Rhododendron ponticum