Azalea Plants

Azalea Transplanting

watermelongirl added on May 20, 2012 | Answered

How deep is an azalea bush's roots? Can I dig a mature one out to replant?

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Answered on May 21, 2012

Their root systems are not too extensive and transplanting can be done successfully with proper care. While it is generally best to do this in fall, you can also transplant the shrubs in spring as long as the weather where you are is not too hot. Just make sure to dig up as much of the root system as possible and place it in a suitable location. Also, water the azalea well after transplanting. It may help to trim the shrub back too, though this may reduce blooming next season but will help reduce the chance of shock.

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