For the most attractive and healthy azaleas, prune them every 3 to 4 years.
} Aug 30, When pruning an Encore Azalea immediately after all its blooms have faded in spring, use a sharp pair of bypass hand pruners to cut back branches 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 bushgrind.clubg: Woodbine MD. 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.
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When pruning azaleas to reduce height, particularly older plants, it is best to do the pruning in stages, to minimize the shock to the bushgrind.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins. Nov 27, Grumpy's % correct answer: Encores bloom in both fall and spring, so if you prune them now, you won't get flowers in spring. What you should do is prune them immediately after they finish blooming next spring. You can cut back the Woodbine MD branches then. Click here for more info on pruning presented by the Encore people.
They bloom in spring and fall bushgrind.club: Steve Bender.
Further north Zones 6 and 7 this might mean August.
Dec 09, (07/16/12) Encore azaleas are the only azaleas that flower in the spring, fall and summer. But don’t expect the Encore to display the full-scale blooms now t Missing: Woodbine MD.
When completing this more gradual rejuvenation pruning, fertilize as normal after you prune. Major pruning is hard to conceive in many cases but can go a long way toward improving the long-term health and landscape performance of your EncoreAzaleas.
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