gibralter orange frilled azalea
I have had this azalea for 5 years. it is deciduous and when spring comes it looks like five 20" stems coming from the soil. The blooms are only on the ends of the stems with no foliage. I have been giving the plant acid loving fertilizer in the fall and spring. Can I or should I prune the 20" stalks back in the fall to allow the plant to spread out and produce a more appealing shape to the plant? the blooms come from the tip of the stalks only and very sparsely.
- 27 May, 2008