Plant spacing - Knowledgebase Question

Statesville, No
Question by bradshaw6448
May 4, 2008
I just bought some Azaleas and the tag says to space them 2-6' apart and that they grow to be 2-6' tall and 2-6' high. Is that 2 to 6' or 2 1/2'? Also, I've heard that they should be planted in partial shade but the tag says sun to partial sun, will full afternoon sun hurt the plants? Thank You

Answer from NGA
May 4, 2008


Azaleas grow and flower best if they receive shade from hot afternoon sunshine so plant yours where they will get morning sun and afternoon shade. Unless you want to grow a hedge with your azaleas, space them 4-5' apart so they'll each have ample room to grow without crowding. If you want them to grow into a solid hedge, plant them about 3' apart.

Best wishes with your new azaleas!

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