Azalea Plants
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Azealeas

Zone Westchester County NY 10520 | Anonymous added on May 18, 2017 | Answered

Most of my old shrub is dead wood, there is new growth on one side, after they are finished blooming, can I prune the dead wood and hope for the best?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 19, 2017

Yes, you can cut a few inches below where the wood first shows signs of being dead (in other words, prune slightly deeper than the dead wood). This article may help you:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/azalea/common-azalea-problems.htm

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