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Leggy Azalea

alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 239
I inherited this Azalea which despite being stuck in next to no soil and having no attention for years is flowering like mad.
I would like to put it in a nicer pot but to what extent should I prune it and when?
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,269
    Prune after flowering if you want, although I wouldn’t.
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,223
    Can you get it in the ground, or does it need to stay in a pot? 
    You can prune after flowering, as said, but getting it into a better site with better conditions might be far more beneficial for it. You'd probably need to break the pot to get it out though. They're pretty tough, so it shouldn't be hard to move it.  :)
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  • alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 239
    We have alkaline soil so will need to be pitted. Will pot up and see how it goes. 
    It must indeed be tough. Thank you. 
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