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13/12/2013 at 14:31

Hi all,

I've just been given an azalea as a present. It's very healthy with about a foot of foliage. Is it OK to plant it now or better to wait until Spring? They're quite hardy I believe.



13/12/2013 at 14:43

There are non-hardy Azalea. Is it flowering now? Azalea indica are the non-hardy ones, though I have one outside for over 2 years now with little issue, though it does not flower outside after the first frosts. Azalea japonica tend to be hardy.

13/12/2013 at 19:09


It's an Orange King and it isn't flowering now. Bought from a nursery last week so it's a young 'un.


14/12/2013 at 11:10

Hiya gareth

Just to say don't plant too deeply.  azaleas need their roots near the surface.  

If its been outside then plant it now.  

15/12/2013 at 09:00

Thanks, Verdun. It's going in the ground right now!

Merry Christmas, all


15/12/2013 at 10:11

I have Orange King - very hardy. Plant now. Pick a spot with good winter drainage but dampish in summer or with some shade.

15/12/2013 at 11:40

try to get some blue muscari...not the invasive sort...and some snowdrops or brunnera hadspen cream in the foreground.  (lovely forget me not blue flowers for weeks in spring)

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