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Q.Deadheading Azaleas

Anonymous added on April 13, 2012 | Answered

I planted a small azalea plant. It was in bloom at the time. We are in central Florida, Lakeland to be exact. It is planted where it will be in shade part of the day. We did not test the soil, but a geranium does well there. The pretty pink blossoms have all become a rusty color and are dry. Should I deadhead them, and if so, where on the stem should they be deadheaded?

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Answered on April 14, 2012

Wait after blooming has stopped before pruning your azaleas. This article may help you if you have not read it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/azalea/pruning-azaleas.htm

Also, the plant may have rust. This article will help you with your rust problem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/learn-about-plant-rust-disease-and-rust-treatment.htm

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