Sep 10, How to Prune Overgrown Azaleas. Showy clusters of flowers adorn azaleas in spring, summer or fall. Azaleas are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 5 through 10, depending on the cultivar.
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.
May 27, This year all of my Azalea bushes are in full bloom, but I can't find a single bud on the Judge Soloman plants. I have azaleas growing over the top of the house and would like to know how far back you can prune them without hurting them. They need to be cut at least 2 feet. I think my azaleas are dying. They are all yellow. My wife and I recently bought a house with a medium sized azalea bush near the entrance.
It seems unkept and has over-grown onto the walkway. I'm a vegetable gardener and azaleas are new to me so I'm wondering how or if I should go about trimming it back. Oh yeah, my name is Will and this is my FIRS. Aug 30, If you choose the all-at-once approach, cut all the branches back to 6 to 12 inches above ground level in late winter or very early spring, before they would ordinarily flush out with new growth. When using this method, avoid feeding the azalea after pruning. After pruning, the shrub will typically grow a fair amount of new growth in the first year but will not start to.
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. Hi Kids, How far back can I cut an azalea bush without killing it? I have two beauties that have gotten way too big. One is taller than me, 5' 5" OK, 5' 4 & 1/2", and 8 times as fat. The other is smaller but still out of porportion. They are in an area I would like to re-claim. They.