Transplanting Azalea bushes

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Rosemary
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Transplanting Azalea bushes

Post by Rosemary » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:56 pm

I have two Exbury tutti frutti azaleas that I would like to move, They are probably over 20 yrs, old. Where they are planted, I can't enjoy them, on the southwest side of the house in mostly shade where no windows are. I never see them blooming. I would like to move them with my other Exburys, but don't know when would be the best time and if I should prune them before I dig 'em up. They will be on the same side of the house but under windows where I can see them and enjoy the fragrances. Zone 7b Southampton Co. Virginia
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Re: Transplanting Azalea bushes

Post by lorijones » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:12 pm

The best time to move these shrubs will be when they are dormant - either in the late fall or early spring when the ground is not too wet or frozen. Here is a great tip from our website that gives detailed instructions: http://inthegardenradio.com/v.php?pg=959. If you dig them when they are dormant, you shouldn't need to cut them back but be careful to keep them watered during dry spells.

Rosemary
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Re: Transplanting Azalea bushes

Post by Rosemary » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:08 pm

that's great, thanks so much

Juanita

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