Plant of the Week: Azaleas
If you’re looking to start an early blooming pollinator garden, Azaleas are a staple to your design. These evergreen shrubs are one of the first to bloom and last throughout the year. Azaleas are easy to care for and slow growing. Due to this fact, Azaleas make great hedges.
There are festivals in Japan, Korea, China and the United States honoring Azaleas and their variations, of which there are over 10,000! Due to those variations, these plants are so versatile that they can be either planted in the ground or in a container.
How to care for Azaleas:
Azaleas like acidic, well drained soil in part shade. These do well when planted under trees for these reasons. If planting in a container, more care should be taken in regards to fertilization and shade.
Here are some pruning tips:
Azaleas should be hand pruned to maintain a natural look. Any pruning should be done after blooming to help encourage bushier growth and to help renew overgrown plants.
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