Cut the leggy and oldest canes near the ground.
Ensure a riot of flowers to enjoy next summer and put up your clippers after springtime. The ideal time to give your azaleas a trim is within a three-week period after they finish blooming in spring. This gives the azaleas plenty of time to make flower buds (which appear as pale, fuzzy buds curled tight on the tips of branches) for next stumpchopping.barted Reading Time: 2 mins. For major pruning, the best time is in early spring before the plant is ready to put out new growth, so it has the full growing season to fill out and for the new growth to mature.
When pruning azaleas to reduce height, particularly older plants, it is best to do the pruning in stages, to minimize the shock to the stumpchopping.barted Reading Time: 2 mins. May 05, The best time to trim azaleas is after the blossoms have faded, but before the new blossom buds have started. The next year’s blossoms typically start forming at the beginning of July, so you must prune an azalea bush before then.
If you prune azaleas after the beginning of July, you may not get any flowers on the bush next year. If you want to prune your azaleas in the winter try to wait until dead of winter or late winter when the shrub is completely dormant. You will be cutting off the bloom buds for the season. Another thought is to just cut a third to half of the plant back to leave some bloom buds for some color in the spring and then right after blooming has stopped remove the stumpchopping.barted Reading Time: 6 mins.
Jun 14, A good time to prune azaleas is after flowers have faded but before new flower buds have started to form. Next year’s flower buds typically begin forming at the beginning of July so go ahead and get them pruned now. If you prune in the late summer or fall the plants will not produce the customary spring flush of flowers. Azaleas are best. Jun 25, When to Trim Azaleas.
You should expect to see azaleas bloom in spring between March and May, depending on the region in which you live.
In fact, trying to prune azaleas so that they take a formal shape can hurt the plant.
The warmer the climate, the sooner the azalea will bloom. The time to prune azaleas is determined by when the blooms have faded as opposed to a specific time of year. Pruning Leggy Azaleas. Most of the time, azaleas will only need a light trimming when they become “leggy”.
Look at your shrub and pick out a few dead branches to cut down fairly short.
Leggy essentially means that the leaves are only growing on the outer edges of the branches, and the plant does not look full or lush. To help encourage the plant to grow thicker foliage, selective pruning of old wood is the best strategy.
Sep 10, How to Prune Overgrown Azaleas. Showy clusters of flowers adorn azaleas in spring, summer or fall.
Azaleas are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 5. Sep 17, Pruning your azaleas can improve their blooming and help them develop into full, well-branched shrubs. Always prune your plants in late spring or early summer, shortly after flowering, because azaleas set their flower buds for next year during the summer. Prune too late and chances increase that you will remove flower buds.