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Old 10-10-2012, 01:08 PM
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How do you guys handle flowering shrubs(azaleas, camellias, etc)? Can you get away with pruning them once a year after they flower?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:51 PM
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Azaleas, rhodedendrons and the like never get pruned by me, unless they are obviously out of their zone... they grow slowly and look better being left alone, IMO...
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:24 PM
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Flowering shrubs such as azalea rhodos lilcas magnolia etc get pruned right after flowering in the spring. Yes once a year is more than sufficient for these shrubs. We do the normal pruning after they flower and then throughout the year just prune broken branches diseased branches shoots and suckers etc. We wont do a full pruning where we thin it out etc because then they wont flower
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:30 PM
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Flowering shrubs such as azalea rhodos lilcas magnolia etc get pruned right after flowering in the spring. Yes once a year is more than sufficient for these shrubs. We do the normal pruning after they flower and then throughout the year just prune broken branches diseased branches shoots and suckers etc. We wont do a full pruning where we thin it out etc because then they wont flower
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I was thinking the same thing. Once over just after blooms are spent and then small hand clipping for overgrowth or dead limbs
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