Don Musser

07:24PM | 06/17/01
Member Since: 06/16/01
2 lifetime posts
I have questions about azaleas:

1. When is the best time of the year prune and relocate azaleas?
2. Can they be successful moved this time of year?
3. Do azaleas require a lot of sun? They are located at present in the front of the house and they get the morning sun? I would like to move a few of them to the back of my house, which means that they would get the sun in the late afternoon? Which is best?
4. Currently I have bark chips around the azaleas and they have done well. Is this a good landscaping material or is there a better material, such as lava rocks, or white stone, etc.?

Jay J

04:36AM | 06/18/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Don,

I don't know if you're gonna get many responses to your Post, but I can only hope so.

I suggest you either buy a book or search the WEB. If you dont' know how to search the WEB, find a friend that does and have him/her enter in some 'keywords', and away you go. Once you get the necessary info, it's time to pay them with a beer and some pizza.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: It sounds like the mulch is fine.


10:59PM | 06/28/01
Member Since: 01/31/00
76 lifetime posts
I live in the Northwest where Rhodies and Azaleas do well here. Here is what I should be able to transplant them right now, no problem. As to sun needs, it depends on what type of azalea you have. A safe bet would be to place it where it would get some break from the hot afternoon sun. They generally do better in filtered shade. If you live in an area where summers are cool, you might be alright. You should plant the azalea so it sits about 1-2" above the normal soil height. If you have clay soil, mix the first half of the soil with some kind of organic matter (about 50/50 ratio). I have very clay soil here, and I used bark chips in the bottom, then combined some peat moss with my soil. Azaleas need acid soil to flourish. Your mulch is just fine. When you replant, do what you have been doing. Good luck!


11:01PM | 06/28/01
Member Since: 01/31/00
76 lifetime posts
Forgot to tell you...the bark chips are better!


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