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Because you want to avoid cutting off fall-produced flower buds that will be next spring's blooms.
For major pruning, the best time is in early spring before the plant is ready to put out new growth, so it has the full growing season to fill out and for the new growth to mature. When pruning azaleas to reduce height, particularly older plants, it is best to do the pruning in stages, to minimize the shock to the bushnotch.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins.
May 05, The best time to trim azaleas is after the blossoms have faded, but before the new blossom buds have started. The next year’s blossoms typically start forming at the beginning of July, so you must prune an azalea bush before then. If you prune azaleas after the beginning of July, you may not get any flowers on the bush next bushnotch.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins. Aug 30, After Spring Bloom When pruning an evergreen azalea immediately after its blooms have faded in spring, use a sharp pair of bypass hand pruners to cut back back stems that have outgrown the rest of the shrub and/or are spoiling the shape of the plant.
Make your branch cuts at a point a couple inches or so above the main form of the bushnotch.clubg: Andover MN. Hard pruning is when you cut the azalea plant down to within 6 to 12 inches from the ground. During the growing season the shrub will generate new stems off the stubs that are left. You can never go wrong with doing the hard pruning in late winter into early spring, but you will be removing most the flowering buds for the bushnotch.clubted Reading Time: 6 mins. The ideal time to give your azaleas a trim is within a three-week period after they finish blooming in spring.
This gives the azaleas plenty of time to make flower buds (which appear as pale, fuzzy buds curled tight on the tips of branches) for next year. If you wait until the late summer or fall to prune, you risk cutting off the flower buds and all you will get next year is a bush full of green bushnotch.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins. Nov 12, Trim the bush carefully after the flowers are gone. When spring comes and goes and the bright flowers begin to die, it's time to do your annual light pruning.
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Use hand trimmers to carefully trim back long stems. Make careful cuts in order to improve the shape of the bush. Trim back areas that seem too crowded, and don't overdo it in the thinner bushnotch.club: K. Major Azalea Pruning. When azaleas grow too big for their surroundings, they may need to be pruned drastically. You can cut overgrown plants down to about 1 foot in height. Then feed them with a slow-release, water-soluble fertilizer. Frequently water the plants you cut back to encourage a flush of suckers from the bushnotch.clubg: Andover MN.
Sep 10, When to Prune Azaleas The time for pruning azaleas is the same regardless of whether they are evergreen or deciduous: late spring after the blossoms have wilted. The ideal moment is Missing: Andover MN.