Answer: Your azalea can be pruned back to encourage a fuller center. Wait until it finishes blooming, then cut the stems back by about one-third. This should force new growth in the center of the plant, as well as new stems from the outside of the plant. Azaleas should be lightly pruned after flowering each spring to promote new, vigorous growth. If your plant continues to grow poorly, inspite of proper pruning, you may want to plant it in a different location where it will get more or less sunlight than it's getting now (depending upon how much or little it's getting now). Hope the above helps get your azalea back to its former beauty.
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