formosa lavender azalea - Knowledgebase Question

Question by carolchumchu
May 26, 2010
I planted three azelea and they was so pretty in bloom until I planted them and now all the blooms are gone and the greem leaves look as if they are dying. What did I do wrong? Thanks

Answer from NGA
May 26, 2010


If you recently planted your azaleas, I think they are just showing some temporary transplant stress. Azaleas bloom in the early spring but the flowers die off in about 3 weeks. They will bloom again in the late summer or early fall and then again next spring. The wilting or dying leaves are just a sign that the plants are trying to adjust to their new homes. As soon as the roots re-establish themselves, your azaleas will perk up. Water deeply once or twice a week, depending upon weather. I'm sure your azaleas will recover soon.

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