Azalea planting around pine tree

chinatreasures(8b)February 20, 2010

I have several pines that I would like to plant azaleas around. How far from the base of the tree should I plant and how far apart should the azaleas be planted?

Thanks so much!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Mature oaks and many pines are thought of as first choices for under planting with azaleas. They generally are not surface rooted so offer little competition for surface rooted azaleas.

Do a bit of preliminary digging to see if you will be searching for 'planting pockets' - areas that are not too rooty to accommodate your azaleas. Far enough out from the trunks that they are in a combination of filtered sun/shade and not dense shade. You will have to watch your watering to make sure the azaleas do not dry out, especially during the first year after planting....mulch will help.

How far apart depends on which azaleas. The plant tag should tell you approx how tall and wide at maturity...if it reads 3' wide, leave roughly a minimum of three feet between plant crowns when planting for an eventual dense look, more if you plan to move in and out to groom, maintain, weed around them.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2010 at 8:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks so much. Bought these from an individual and there is no tag. They are the Formosa azaleas and I know they get really large. The area I plan to plant has some good morning sun, then dappled sunlight the rest of the day.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2010 at 12:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'd give the Formosa's plenty of room! They have a mature spread of up to 6 feet.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2010 at 4:03PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Azalea Sunny Side Up
Anyone know of a mail order nursery that carries Aromi...
why do my azaleas look like this?
Zone 6. Moved into this house 4 yrs age and the azaleas...
Trimming Encore Azaleas
They've gotten "leggy" so I want to cut them...
rhododendron macabeanum
I am having a friend send me one of these over from...
Attractive grouping of companion plants for deciduous azalea
Hello! I've lived in my house a year and now I'm planning...
Sponsored Products
Natural Beauty Faux Floral - MULTI COLORS
$495.00 | Horchow
Cheyenne Collection Outdoor Pier Mount
Lamps Plus
Solihul Antique Gold One Light LED Table Lamp
$250.00 | Bellacor
Casa Cortes Tree of Peace Large 94-Inch Metal Wall Art Decor
New Veg Dyed Blue Hand Knotted Chobi 8' Round Oriental Wool Area Rug H3836
BH Sun Inc
Decorative Wooden Train
The City Farm
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™