encouragement for azaleas

we have a small, shady garden. how can I encourage our azaleas to grow up rather than out?

thanks

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  • Pennine PetalPennine Petal Posts: 1,541
    You could turn it into a standard, I had one given to me on Mothers Day and it is still full of flowers. Guess you would need to find a central stem, bit like doing fuchsias.
  • Flower birdFlower bird Posts: 282
    The azaleas I look after are growing but no flowers yet.......got new growth on them but can't see any flower buds.......put slow release eracious feed down last week so hopefully with the weather warming they will flower soon.
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  • we are having trouble with our azelias. rhodedendrons and skimmia. yellowing of the leaves and poor growth . our has a acid tendancy but still these plants are reluctant to perform !. the sun comes round the back onto the flowe bed at about 4pm so is not at its strongest. any ideas please ....julie

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