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 takedownbush.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Oct 11, 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 year.
If you wait until the late summer or fall to prune, you risk cutting off the flower buds and all you will get next year is a bush full of green takedownbush.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. When To Prune Azaleas. The best time to shape or trim an azalea is after the spring flowers fade away, but don’t trim any later than July. Remember, less is more when it comes to chopping hunks of beautiful azalea. Allow the plant to do its thing, and just control the size to preference.
Optimal Timing. The smartest time of year to prune an azalea bush is in late spring or early summer, just after the blooming period. This allows you to trim unwanted branches and remove spent. Azaleas require pruning to achieve a lush spreading habit.
The shrubs bloom on last year’s growth, so pruning is usually done after the show is over.
But if there are dead branches or lanky suckers, it’s best to pick up the loppers and trim them out, no matter the season. Once the plants are shaping up, mark your garden chore calendar with “azalea pruning” in early to mid-June, before buds set for next spring.
Oct 06, Prune the azalea roots a year before transplanting for best results The best time to move a shrub – any shrub – is early in the morning or late in the afternoon on. Nov 12, Trim the bush carefully after the flowers are gone. When spring comes and goes and the bright flowers begin to die, it's time to do your annual light pruning.
Use hand trimmers to carefully trim back long stems. Make careful cuts in order to improve the shape of the bush. Trim back areas that seem too crowded, and don't overdo it in the thinner takedownbush.buzz: K.