plantladylin said:How large was the root mass of your Azalea? That 6.6 gal size container looks quite large for such a small plant (in my opinion) and I don't know if it's a good idea to fertilize a new plant, especially one of a juvenile size. The soil from the nursery probably had the correct amount of nutrients to get it started and additional fertilizer will not help it grow faster.
DaisyI said:Miracle-gro has a built in 6 month supply of fertilizer. Newly potted plants don't need fertilizer, stressed plants really don't and plants in containers don't use a lot. My azalea hasn't been fertilized for several years (I think its been in that pot for 7-8 years) but the potting soil is half Miracle-gro and half milled peat.
DaisyI said:I hate to say this but you should have left it in the original container until it got used to living at your house. One big change at a time.
@Daisyl that is one gorgeous Azalea!