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Q.Azalea Flowers Looking Wilted

Zone Zone 9 | dlmatt added on June 20, 2021 | Answered

Autumn Fire azaleas planted this spring are beginning to flower. The flowers are wilting after about a week. The temperature here in the Houston area has been reaching the mid 90’s. The soil seems damp enough – I have checked it using the finger test. I am wary of over-watering. Is the flower wilt during warmer temperatures normal? Thanks.

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Answered on June 21, 2021

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. This shrub needs to be in a mostly shaded area. It will not tolerate the sun, directly, that far south. This is a woodland plant and should be treated as such. Just don't plant them in deep shade.

With that being said- These trees need moist soil, constantly. Not wet, but slightly moist. Letting them dry out more than an inch down will cause wilting.

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through, so I am unable to see, exactly, what is going on. What I can do is point you to an article that will give you tips on caring for them. This will help:


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