Pruning - Knowledgebase Question

Snellville, GA
Question by nicotri
June 29, 2006
Is it to late in the season to prune my azaleas? We have not pruned them in several years.

Answer from NGA
June 29, 2006



Azaleas should not be pruned after early summer unless you are just making a few minor snips here and there to shorten a gangly shoot. Go ahead and wait until after their next spring bloom and then cut them back. If you do cut them now it won't kill them but you won't get blooms next spring.

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