What's wrong with my dwarf azalea


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Old 06-02-23, 01:12 PM
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What's wrong with my dwarf azalea

I live about 30 miles inland from the San Francisco Bay. What's wrong with my azalea dwarf? It doesn't get a lot of sun? It's on a drip irrigation system? (Not the garden hose you can see in the photo.) Is it getting too much water?
 
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Old 06-02-23, 04:53 PM
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Is that just the flowers dying?

Make sure to check your drip irrigation is actually dripping.
 
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Mine do the same thing if I'm delayed in fertilizing them. It also helps to brush off the dead flowers to promote new ones. Also, all mine call for full sun.
 
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Old 06-03-23, 05:26 AM
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Curious. I have a regular azalea bush, but it only flowers in the spring, then the flowers die and no more until the next spring. Does the dwarf get them year round? FWIW, mine only get morning sun, then shade the rest of the day and they do fine.
 
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Zooming in on your picture all the brown is just the dead flowers. The plant looks decent otherwise. It might do better with more sun and we don't know about the soil it's planted in.
 
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Thanks to all. I thought the blooms would last longer. I think they're okay,
 
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The plant will look better if you deadhead the blooms. You can just pluck them off by hand.
 
 

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