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Azaleas ( rhododendron) like to be planted in a slightly shaded spot with well draining moist soil. You may want to check the acidity in the soil before planting new azaleas ( with a soil test kit) as they like acid based soil.(4.5–6.0 pH). You can maintain the acidity by using a good iron rich plant food spread across 3 feet of the planting area ( like Holly Tone) mixed in with the well tilled soil. Once the acid level is high enough, feed ...it with a regular balanced garden plant food ( 10-10-10 etc.) once a year, & mulch it heavily. As the mulch decomposes, it will give it much of the nutrients it needs.
Azaleas bloom every spring and come in a variety of colors.
Encore Azaleas are plants that bloom TWICE, once in the spring and again in the fall.
The Encore azalea is a hybrid developed through the genius of Robert E. "Buddy" Lee of Independence, Louisiana. The beginning of this beauty dates back to the early 1980s, When first introduced in 1998, Encore azaleas offered six varieties, ranging from dwarf compacts to large background plants. There are now 20 varieties of Encore Azalea varieties on the market.
Exbury Azaleas ( yellow, orange) are deciduous.
WHEN TO PRUNE: The best time when 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.
We have fresh, local shrubs delivered to our store throughout the spring season. We try to have the most popular varieties available for our customers, especially blooming shrubs that are easy to care for.
Although our outdoor shrub space is limited, we carry a very large selection of rose bushes, rose trees, blooming shrubs, hardy hydrangeas, gardenias (in summer) and azaleas/ rhododendrons (spring) and more. Check weekly to see the latest plants we have in!