Azaleas

Admit1(4b)June 8, 2012

Do you guys do anything special with your Azaleas in the winter, in the Azaleas section they said for 4B that I should at least cover them in the winter with some kind of sack or something.

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ginkgonut(4)

Which Azaleas?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 8:12PM
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duluthinbloomz4

I have a selection of the "Northern Lights" azaleas and do absolutely nothing to protect them. Mine are just peaking now.

If this is what you have - rather than those so common in the Mid Atlantic and South regions of the US - these were developed by the U of M to withstand -30 degrees and released back in 1978. Some winters we get sustained temps lower than that and they don't miss a beat.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 12:49PM
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Admit1(4b)

I honestly don't know the type they are from Home Depot thats all I know.

I should probably start watching the tags a bit more.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 1:25PM
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duluthinbloomz4

Could they possibly be the very popular PJM Rhododendrons - a close cousin to the azalea - with the clusters of lavender or lavender pink flowers? These are everywhere at HD, Menard's, etc. Some of my neighbors have those and I've never seen them covered for winter.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 6:10PM
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Admit1(4b)

I have Azaleas and Rhododendrons so I am able to tell the difference. They were full of BRIGHT pink flowers when I got them.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 1:10AM
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