Encore Azalea Problems

junebugntn(7B)July 3, 2012

This is my other problem child. I planted several Encore Azaleas 1-1/2 years ago. It is a bed with drainage problems, but again I add lots of compost. I have them on drip, 30 minutes every 2-3 days in summer as weather get drier. I fertilize with Azalea food after blooming. They usually are light green and now have brown tips. They are in varying degrees of sun during the day including approx. 2-3 hours of afternoon sun. They will get droopy at times and then I try water.

Again, advise is much appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Poor drainage, amended soil, and drip irrigation sure sounds like a "toxic" combination for a plant that needs very very very good drainage. I'd try planting the azaleas on berms or in raised beds. Amendment can be OK when used in raised beds, but you still want to concentrate on providing good drainage and limiting drip irrigation.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 9:20PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
groundcovers in SW Tennessee
I had lots of Lamium, creeping Thyme, mints in Illinois...
Help with Knockout Roses
I have lost 4 mature Knockout Roses, about 10 years...
Composting Leaves
I have a huge pile of leaves, trying to speed up composting...
New to Knoxville
I'm new to Knoxville TN and new to gardening in general....
Evergreen trees with large leaves
I'm seeing them all around and wonder what they are?...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™