How to Prune Azaleas

How to Prune Azaleas

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Title How to Prune Azaleas
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How to Prune Azaleas Pink, red and white azaleas adorn lawns across the South every spring. These shrubs are hardy and easy to care for because they thrive in many locations and conditions. Learn how to prune azaleas to keep them blooming brightly year after year. Doing an Annual Maintenance Pruning Know your azalea. Azaleas are available in two main classes: native azaleas and Asian azaleas. Native azaleas grow like vines, and they dont need pruning. If you have an Asian azalea shrub, it could be one of two main evergreen varieties: Kurume hybrids are usually bright red and dont tend to grow very large - no more than 3 or 4 feet 0.9 or 1.2 m. They do well with some maintenance pruning, but they may never need much pruning at all.Southern Indian hybrids grow very large and fast, and are most likely to need pruning - especially if you have one planted near your house.Take note that when youre picking out azaleas to plant, choosing a Kurume instead of a Southern Indian will be your best bet if you dont want to worry as much about maintenance.Disinfect your pruning tools. Wipe down the shears to make sure that you do not spread diseases between plants. You can use a household disinfecting spray, bleach, or rubbing alcohol. Let it dry before you prune. Clip out dead stems in the spring. Even though both varieties of evergreen azalea should survive the winter, youll probably see a few dead or diseased looking stems and branches in the shrub come spring. Use hand trimmers or loppers, for thicker branches to remove dead or damaged stems where they connect with healthy wood. Try to make as clean and small of a cut as possible, so that the healthy wood isnt left with a large cut in it this can be an entry point for fungus and disease.Trim the bush carefully after the flowers are gone. When spring comes and goes and the bright flowers begin to die, its time to do your annual light pruning. Use hand trimmers to carefully trim back long stems. Pink, red and white azaleas adorn lawns across the South every spring. These shrubs are hardy and easy to care for because they thrive in many locations and conditions. Learn how to prune azaleas to keep them blooming brightly year after year. ---------------------------------------------------- Image Attributions------------------------------------------------------- Image: Prune-Azaleas-Step-1 | By:0 - Link:https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/... - licensed by ---- -Last updated: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Image: Clean-Your-Garbage-Disposal-Step-7 | By:0 - Link:https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/... - licensed by ---- -Last updated: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Image: Prune-Azaleas-Step-2 | By:0 - Link:https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/... - licensed by ---- -Last updated: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Image: Prune-Azaleas-Step-3 | By:0 - Link:https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/... - licensed by ---- -Last updated: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Image: Prune-Azaleas-Step-4 | By:0 - Link:https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/... - licensed by ---- -Last updated: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Website---------------------------------https://www.wikihow.com--------------... ---------------------------------------------- Expert Reviewer--/Special:ArticleReviewers?name=maggiemoranmaggiemoran ---- Maggie Moran ------------------------------------------------------ -------------------------References---------------------

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