May 05, When to Trim Azaleas. The best time to trim azaleas is after the blossoms have faded, but before the new blossom buds have started. The next year’s blossoms typically start forming at the beginning of July, so you must prune an azalea bush before then. If you prune azaleas after the beginning of July, you may not get any flowers on the bush. pruning To avoid losing next year’s blooms, you can prune small branches when the plant is in bloom (and enjoy them inside the house) or soon after.
For major pruning, the best time is in early spring before the plant is ready to put out new growth, so it has the full Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.
Jun 03, I cut these particular azaleas back over a year ago. Though you will begin to see new growth just weeks after cutting back, patience is key. How to Shape Up Azaleas. If your azaleas are younger or have lots of new growth coming in, then chances are they just need a light pruning.
I gently shaped up the new growth on my azaleas several times.
May 26, Hi Mike: I am just now reading your pruning of Azaleas 5/26/ Hope I didn’t disturb my one and only bush that burst into bloom this year – Gardenia and it seems to skip a year or two sometimes. Took some shears and cut all of the flowers that were past due and Pruned them treemulching.buzzted Reading Time: 9 mins. Oct 11, Trim azaleas in the wrong season and you will cut off next year's blossoms. Since azaleas bloom on old wood, they produce flower buds on last year's growth.
Ensure a riot of flowers to enjoy next summer and put up your clippers after springtime. The ideal time to give your azaleas a trim is within a three-week period after they finish blooming Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.
Major Azalea Pruning 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 encourage a flush of suckers from the stumps.