Right after they finish flowering.
} For major pruning, the best time is in early spring before the plant is ready to put out new growth, so it has the full growing season to fill out and for the new growth to mature. When pruning azaleas to reduce height, particularly older plants, it is best to do the pruning in stages, to minimize the shock to the shrubfall.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins.
May 05, The best time to trim azaleas is after the blossoms have faded, but before the new blossom buds have started. The next year’s blossoms typically start forming at the beginning of July, so you must prune an azalea bush before then. If you prune azaleas after the beginning of July, you may not get any flowers on the bush next shrubfall.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Aug 30, When pruning an evergreen azalea immediately after its blooms have faded in spring, use a sharp pair of bypass hand pruners to cut back back stems that have outgrown the rest of the shrub and/or are spoiling the shape of the plant. Make your branch cuts at a point a couple inches or so above the main form of the shrubfall.clubg: Bethel CT. The ideal time to give your azaleas a Bethel CT is within a three-week period after they finish blooming in spring.
This gives the azaleas plenty of time to make flower buds (which appear as pale, fuzzy buds curled tight on the tips of branches) for next year. If you wait until the late summer or fall to prune, you risk cutting off the flower buds and all you will get next year is a bush full of green shrubfall.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins. Pruning Azaleas in the Late Summer You can prune azaleas in late summer as long as you understand a couple of things.
The azaleas has already set the bloom buds for the next season so you will be trimming next year’s bloom off. As long as you know going into this that it will be 2 years before you have that flower show, go shrubfall.clubted Reading Time: 6 mins.