I pruned my azaleas last spring after they bloomed. This year the plants have extremely long bare stems that grow in clusters off the main stem. Picture is attached. Now I am unsure how to prune those or why it happened. Hoping for some advice.
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This just happens sometimes, when lower growth gets shaded. You can prune these off, as they will remain unsightly. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/azalea/pruning-azaleas.htm