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May 05, Azaleas will grow new branches from right below wherever you cut. Pruning to Rejuvenate. If you are pruning an azalea in order to rejuvenate the plant because it’s become spindly or sparse, locate three to five of the largest branches on the azalea bush. Cut these branches back by a Missing: Wellesley MA. May 05, You probably don't need to do a drastic pruning unless you have a Southern Indian azalea that has gotten quite large.

If your bush has started to obscure windows and take up room you'd like to use for other plantings, you can trim it back drastically without causing long-term harm%. Sep 10, You will require both hand clippers and loppers to prune overgrown azaleas. Use clippers for limbs smaller than ½ inch in diameter, and use loppers for branches ½- to 1½-inches shrubnotch.buzzg: Wellesley MA.

Can You Cut Back Azaleas To The Ground? We do not recommend ever cutting an azalea shorter than 12 inches tall. If you cut back the plant all the way to the ground, you risk the plant becoming weakened by poor nutrition or disease and shrubnotch.buzzg: Wellesley MA. Oct 11, 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 shrubnotch.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.

If you are pruning them more than a few weeks after they would have bloomed, you might be cutting the buds off.

Jun 24, If you’re not sure how to prune azaleas, you can certainly trim here and there to shape them up. But what if your poor plant, like mine, needs a complete overhaul? Unlike other flowering plants, such as the hydrangea, azaleas don’t need yearly cutting shrubnotch.buzzg: Wellesley MA.

Feb 09, Do not significantly prune azaleas in the fall or you will lose next spring’s shrubnotch.buzzg: Wellesley MA.