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Advice on when to prune an Azalea

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Mike13, 27 Jun 2021.

  1. Mike13

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    Hi,

    I have a large azalea in the garden, encroaching onto a path and some other plants, it is about 3m high and about 5m across, orange flowers early in the year. Are they tempermental about pruning, or can I trim it at any time of year?
     
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    Late summer or early autumn so it can heal quicker.

    If it's one of the deciduous ones then prime immediately after flowering or it will die back.
     
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    bother, mine is deciduous, there are remnants of the flowers still on the bush, or is it too late to prune this year?
     
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    Take a look and see if it has already set next year's buds, they do this mid / late summer.
     
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    I will look when the rain has subsided a bit. I may have a chance to do it this week then.
     
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