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Old 04-29-2005, 08:24 PM
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"boxy" azaleas??

Do you like azaleas that are trimmed into a shape like a cube-like shape?
As you can tell by the picture these azaleas aren't even shaped evenly, and I think they look horrible like this. I think azaleas should have the natural look. Do you see alot of azaleas trimmed like this?
And no, we didn't do the trimming.
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:24 PM
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The Japanese actually grow azaleas for their ablity to be shaped and trimmed as bonsias. Their bloom is secondary to thier growth habit. And yes, I agree- they look horrible.
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:46 PM
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I vote for natural as well.
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Old 04-29-2005, 10:20 PM
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Formal, every time.
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:20 AM
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I prefer the natural look also, I have 1 customer that likes all the shrubs to have the box look and In hate it but he pays the bill so......... I usually let the azaleas do there own thing and just try to trim enough off of them to keep them neat
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:47 AM
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I prune azaleas to their natural state too. I dont treat them like hedges
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Old 04-30-2005, 11:02 AM
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The blooms on the natural azaleas are so much nicer, too.
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Old 04-30-2005, 11:36 AM
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Depends on what kind of azalea it is.uprights looks good as a backdrop,trimmed as a hedge,while mounding look better rounded over,in front of the uprights.
Somebody took way too much off the sides on that azalea.Looks like a fashion pink azalea,which would be an upright.In the location it's in,natural would have been better.
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Old 04-30-2005, 03:25 PM
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I like azeleas trimmed formally, but whoever did those must have been drunk.
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Old 04-30-2005, 07:37 PM
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[QUOTE=1MajorTom]Do you like azaleas that are trimmed into a shape like a cube-like shape?/QUOTE]

This is one of my pet peeves. I can't stand it when someone takes a hedgetrimmer to every plant in the landscape.
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