The Q&A Archives: Leggy azealeas

Question: I have several older azealea bushes in my flowerbeds that are looking thin and spindley.
I dont want to cut the bush back, is there a way to encourage newer growth at the bottom without cutting it back?

Answer: You can try pinching out the growing tips of each stem to force new growth, but the real remedy for legginess in shrubs is to prune them back a bit. This encourages new growth both behind the pruning cut and in front of the cut.

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