Fertilizing Azaleas - Knowledgebase Question

Pascagoula, MS
Question by jaybeecat
August 10, 1999
Can I fertilize my azaleas in August or September? They have been neglected for a long time and want to get some root growth. Will it hurt them?


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Answer from NGA
August 10, 1999

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Fertilizer promotes plant growth so it's best to avoid late fall and early winter applications when frost could kill back new shoots. You can safely fertilize in late summer, using a 5-10-10 (or similar formulation low in nitrogen), because the new growth will still have time to harden off before winter arrives.

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