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azalea exbury planting now?

Posted by curios z5/6 NJ (My Page) on
Wed, May 20, 09 at 11:43

have 2 azalea exburys that didn't get planted last year.
they overwintered outside in their pots and seem to be
very healthy. would it be okay to get them in ground now?
we're having 80 degree weather for next few days, and then
70 degree weather over weekend. i generally plant in late
afternoon shade hoping to prevent shock.
thanks


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RE: azalea exbury planting now?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, May 21, 09 at 11:30

You can plant them now, just be aware planting in mid spring will require more attention to watering than planting in fall. Do NOT keep the soil saturated, but do not allow it to become bone dry either. Moist but not soggy is your goal, and mulching the root zones will help to conserve moisture, cool the roots.

Look for dense or matted roots on your container held plants and be sure to loosen those - don't be timid, cut if necessary. And safest would be to wait until your warmer stretch of weather is over.


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RE: azalea exbury planting now?

thanks for your advice morz8. will wait for 70 degree weather and mulch heavily after planting.


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