Wood Ashes On Azaleas - Knowledgebase Question

Springfield, MO
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Question by ssdrennon
November 14, 2000
May I use wood ashes from the fireplace on my azaleas?

Answer from NGA
November 14, 2000
Wood ashes are highly alkaline and azaleas prefer acidic conditions, so I wouldn't recommend it. You could mix the ashes in with other materials in a compost pile, however.

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