The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

United Kingdom Gb

why did my azaelias die last year they came into bud as normal but flowers failed to open buds then dropped off followed by the leaves they were growing in large pots



Seems that they may have suffered a shock, through drought or frost?

9 Mar, 2012


Where are you in the UK and did you protect the pots from frost the winter of 2010 - 11? Alternatively as Ojibway points out they may have been affected by the drought.

9 Mar, 2012


Too cold ... they frosted and dropped off. Azalea, like camellia and rhododendrum, in anything other than a good protected spot from large extremes of temperature just as they are budding will always drop buds. If they were not watered last year, as suggested above, or fed appropriately, then they will not have put on strong growth to produce and maintain buds.

10 Mar, 2012

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?