azaleas - Knowledgebase Question

Kingsport, Te
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Question by soonygoony
July 1, 2008
my Azaleas died on me. The problem is that these are the only 2 1/2 azaleas out of 6 that this is happening to. so what know??

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2008

It is hard to say why those plants died without knowing more about the conditions and symptoms. However that said I suspect that soil moisture may be a factor. Soggy wet conditions (poor drainage) and dry conditions are both deadly to azaleas. Try to keep the soil evenly moist. Mulch the soil surface well to retain moisture and deter weeds. Fertilize monthly in spring to late summer with a product for acid loving plants. The plants like bright shade to dappled sun. If they were getting too much direct sun this could have added to their stresses.

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