Episode #56 | Original Air Date: May 18, 2020
Azaleas are widely planted in Florida because of the colorful flowers they produce from late February to early April.
Pruning your azaleas can improve their blooming and help them develop into full, well-branched shrubs.
Always prune your plants in late spring or early summer, shortly after flowering, because azaleas set their flower buds for next year during the summer.
Several light prunings early in the growing season will help your azalea develop the nicest form.
Remove shaded-out branches first, since these often become dead wood. Remove old leggy branches gradually over several years to reduce the shock to your plants.
Pruning your azaleas correctly can keep them looking healthy and blooming strong!
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