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Way to reset azalea's clock?

Posted by riverspots 7 MD (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 30, 09 at 7:31

The yellow, spring blooming azalea I planted several years ago is now blooming (only) in late summer. This is the second year it has done this. Last year was a warm, dry spring and summer. This year it was a wet cool spring and summer. The shrub has an east exposure. It has never been pruned.

Is there some way to get the shrub to revert to blooming in the spring again?


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RE: Way to reset azalea's clock?

Any chance that you could have a mislabeled plant and this one is supposed to naturally bloom late? Do you know the name of this azalea variety from the plant's label? Can you post pictures of the shrub and close-ups of the blooms? Some native azaleas flowers late and can have yellowish hybrids.


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RE: Way to reset azalea's clock?

Some yellow deciduous azaleas bloom very late.
One such variety is Weston's Lemon Drop.


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RE: Way to reset azalea's clock?

It wasn't labeled when I bought it one spring when it blooming. It continued to bloom in spring the next couple of years. But it is a taller variety, deciduous and does resemble Weston's Lemon Drop.


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RE: Way to reset azalea's clock?

Varieties of R.viscosum, one of the parents of Lemon Drop, bloom late; anywhere from mid-May to early August. See Lemon Drop below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lemon Drop, courtesy of Weston Nurseries


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