stormz4October 23, 2009

I was given a azalea in a starter pot. How should I over winter this plant? What type of soil should I use? And what kind of light requirments should I provide? Watering? Thanks in advance for all advise! It is late Oct. 2009.

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rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

There are tender greenhouse azaleas and hardy outdoor azaleas. Every azalea variety has a hardiness rating. If the azalea is too tender for your climate it is basically a house plant. If it is hardy for your area it is an outdoor plant.

For greenhouse azaleas check:

University of Minnesota Extension webpage on Care of Greenhouse Azaleas

For outdoor azaleas check"

How to grow rhododendrons and azaleas

Basically the both need some sun, part shade, excellent drainage, and moist acidic soil.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 8:55AM
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