When Is the Best Time to Plant Azalea Bushes?


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The best time to plant azalea bushes is in the early spring or early fall. Azalea bushes also be planted in the late spring, but it is important to ensure they have enough water so their new roots are properly nourished.

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It is easier to plant an azalea when the soil is loose and well drained. The soil should also contain organic matter. If the drainage is poor, the U.S. National Arboretum recommends raising the bush on a bed. Adding leaf mold and compost is ideal if the soil needs more organic matter. For a thriving azalea bush, it is best to keep the pH of the soil between 4.5 and 5.5.

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