Azalea Trimming - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dvkeller
July 1, 2010
I have an overgrown Azalea (approx. 20 ft. tall). There are leaves on the top and a few at the base (the deer have eaten the middle). I would like to remove all but the bottom branches. Can I do so without killing the bush?


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Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010

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You can prune off about one third of your azalea in any one pruning session without sending it into shock. If you need to remove more than that, plan on a second pruning session early next spring. Eventually you'll have it pruned down to the right size.

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