When azaleas grow too big for their surroundings, they may need to be pruned drastically. You can cut overgrown plants down to about 1 foot in height.
Then feed them with a slow-release, water-soluble fertilizer. Frequently water the plants you cut back to. Jun 19, To do that, pick a stem that is higher or wider than you want it to be and follow it back to where it branches and make a cut there varying where you make your cuts up & down your azalea on subsequent stems.
If you make a cut randomly along a stem (i.e., not at a branch), you’ll be left with an unsightly stub sticking up which could die.
Oct 11, The ideal time to give your azaleas a trim is within a three-week period after they finish blooming in spring. This gives the azaleas plenty of time to make flower buds (which appear as pale, fuzzy buds curled tight on the tips of branches) for next year. If you wait until the late summer or fall to prune, you risk cutting off the flower buds and all you will get next year is a bush full of green bushremoval.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Got azaleas? Of course you do! (It's for good reason that some call our region the"Azalea Belt.") And are your azaleas the size or shape that you want them to be?
All of them? Probably not. And soon after their blooms fade is the best time to remedy that situation and avoid pruning away next year's blooms. Nov 12, If you cut azaleas down to the wood in winter, you will not have any blooms the following spring. The best time to prune azaleas is right after they finish bushremoval.buzz: K.