How to Prune Encore® Azaleas

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Encore® Azaleas require very little pruning to retain good form and do not need "dead-heading".

If you think your Encore® Azalea needs pruning, do so immediately after the spring flowering for maximum bud set. Light pruning of more established plants will stimulate growth and flowering. Prune tall shoots back inside the body of the plant.

What about in the Fall?

If you prune later in the year, you will be clipping off the buds that have set for the next bloom cycle.

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