When To Prune Azaleas - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by caronsharp
February 10, 2001
When should azaleas be pruned, and how much?

Answer from NGA
February 10, 2001
Azaleas should be pruned immediately after flowering, to allow new shoots and flower buds to develop over the summer months. If your plant is very overgrown, plan on taking 2-3 years to reduce its size. If you just want to tidy it up a bit, you can take about 1/3 of the growth off without harming the plant.

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