The Q&A Archives: Non-Blooming AzaLea Bushes

Question: I have a large planting of azalea bushes that have bloomed every year except this one. A very small portion of one bush has bloomed but the others have not and show no buds. They are fed and well-cared for.

Answer: Based on what you've said, I suspect they may have been pruned or trimmed back at the wrong season. Azaleas set their flower buds during the summer for the coming year. If they are trimmed late in the season the buds for the next spring are cut off. Generally the best time to prune them is right after they bloom.

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