Azalea Plants

Planted Girards Fuschia Azalea 2 Years Ago

getgfatr added on May 4, 2012 | Answered

This plant does not seem to be doing much at all, still alive and green but no flowers. Would this plant be happier in a pot or should I move it to a less sunny place. In the summer, the spot it is maybe a bit too sunny in July and August. Please advise.

Thank you, Pam Cook

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Answered on May 12, 2012

There are alot of reasons that a plant may not bloom, but in your case, I would look to nutrients, especially if it is planted near your lawn and you fertilize. Lawn fertilizer is high in nitrogen, which makes for healthy green plants but also reduces the amount of blooming. Try adding some bonemeal around the azalea to add some phosphorous. This will help balance out the nitrogen and will get it blooming again.

This article will have some other suggestions on why it may not be blooming:

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