Return to the Azalea & Rhododendron Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
When should azaleas be pruned?

Posted by miranda43 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 3, 07 at 5:46

Hi there from Greece. I had lots of azaleas planted in big round pots on the balcony last April. They were in bloom then and they looked gorgeous. In September, along with all the other pruning I did, I pruned them as well. Just before X-mas they started blooming again and they are fantastic now but should I wait till September to prune them again or is it better to do it after they finish blooming? Thanks


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: When should azaleas be pruned?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 3, 07 at 10:09

Miranda, regular pruning of azaleas isn't a requirement...

Most evergreen azaleas require little pruning other than removal of weak or dead wood or whatever trimming is necessary to keep them shapely and within bounds. When you do prune, immediately after flowering is the best time.


 o
RE: When should azaleas be pruned?

Morz8 is right. Pruning doen't stimulate blooming, but you risk cutting off flower buds when you prune. That is why if and only if pruning is necessary, then pruning after blooming is the best time. If you were happy with what happened last year, then that seems to be the best. If they stopped blooming before September, then pruning after they stopped blooming would be best.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Azalea & Rhododendron Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here