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Hi I have an Azalea which has been in a pot in the garden for 3 - 4 yrs, I only started gardening last year so was the first time I really took much notice of the plant & not just the pretty flowers! Althought the leaves are still nice & green it is looking abit spindly & was wondering if I could prune it to fill it out abit. Is it the right time or should i wait until its finished flowering this year?



I would let it flower this spring then prune it and give it a good feed too at the same time.

21 Jan, 2012


Definitely give a good feed if it has been in the same pot for 4 years with no attention. But only in spring after it has flowered and you have pruned.

21 Jan, 2012


Agree - except I'd suggest checking whether the poor thing is potbound - I'd expect it to be so after 3 or 4 years in the same pot. If it is, use a larger pot and fresh compost, at the same time as you prune.

21 Jan, 2012


Thankyou for your replys. I thought that would be best just wanted to try & help it asap. It is in quite a big pot & is not a very big plant but I will give it a new home, feed & trim once it has finished flowering.
Many Thanks

21 Jan, 2012


Re-potting with new compost is probably a good idea. Then remember to keep in semi shade

21 Jan, 2012


Be sure to use ericaceous compost

21 Jan, 2012

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