New vs. mature azaleas - Same type looks totally different!
I recently bought several new Fashion azaleas, which--though they are the exact type of my older (4 year) azaleas with the same basic form--look almost like a different shrub. Their leaves are greener, thicker, and the shrub is overall lusher.
Nothing is wrong with the older azaleas; they simply don't appear as green and lush and have spread out in form in a way which significantly sets them apart from the youngers--not different just by size.
Is this typical of new azaleas?
Thanks for any advice!