Pruning Azaleas

txapple(z8TX)April 22, 2007

I have some branches of my azaleas that have 4-5 offshoots perhaps a foot above the plant. Not sure why it does this or where to prune.

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

You can shorten the branches anywhere that pleases your eye if you wish. Azaleas differ from rhododendrons that they have dormant buds all along the lengths of the stems and not just at the point of leaf axils - they will sprout from just below any cut you make.

Immediately after bloom is the best timing.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2007 at 11:12PM
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