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Help with pruning small azaleas

Hello everyone,

Last September I planted 6 small azalea bushes in my garden brought from my local garden centre. During the spring they flowered and made a very beautiful showpiece in the garden.

I have no previous experience with azaleas, but it seems they must be pruned just after they have flowered to allow for new growth for next year. I'm concerned about pruning them as removing all the flowing heads would leave the bushes without any leaves, which doesn't seem like the right thing to do. They are about 30 cm wide and tall.

Can anyone help, do I cut them back?
Many thanks.


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,176
    Hello and welcome  :)
    Is there any chance you could post a photo?  There's usually enough space between the flowers and the leaves to have leaves left after deadheading. 
    A photo might help.
  • ajsalix247ajsalix247 Posts: 2
    Thank you for the comment. I've taken some photos which might help.

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,176
    Have a look at this, see if it's of any help (there's a section about pruning just over halfway down)  :)
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