Sunush
Sunush
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Asked on Jul 12, 2013

Azaleas

SunushDouglas Hunt
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Do azaleas do well in Arizona? I have planted one in the shade and mulched it well. Some of the leaves are getting brown. What is the problem?
4 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 13, 2013

    I've certainly seen references to them growing in parts of Arizona, Usha. If you bought it from a good local nursery, that is a good sign the plant should grow where you are. How much water is it getting?

  • Sunush
    on Jul 13, 2013

    I have mulched it well. I was watering it twice a day, but now decided to water it on alternate days. It rained here yesterday. So I have ti watch how it does with the alternate day feeding.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 14, 2013

    I can't imagine that a plant in shade needs watering twice a day, Usha. The best thing to do is to stick your finger in the ground a few times to get a sense for how quickly your soil really dries out.

  • Sunush
    on Jul 14, 2013

    I am cutting down the water. Thanks, Douglas.

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