Friend has an azalea bush that is shaped like a fountain spray. In bloom and not in bloom it is gorgeous. Could you tell me if it could be pruned to grow like that? Thank you!
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Ideally, azaleas are pruned to their natural form rather than sheared into some arbitrary shape. A fountain spray shape sounds very free-flowing and more natural versus a rigid shape like a square, so it is quite possible your friend pruned it to look like that with some well orchestrated snips of his/her shears. You can also turn azalea bushes into miniature bonsai trees if you are interested in some really creative pruning.
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