Rosy Lights Azalea looks dead

Asked May 9, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT

Last spring I planted a Rosy Lights Azalea. I'm having trouble telling if it's still dormant or if it's dead. What is the bloom time and when should it be showing some life? There are some brown things that look like dead flower buds at the top of each branch, but so far no leaves sprouting. Should I just be patient a little longer? Any advice is appreciated. Thank you. Diane

Hennepin County Minnesota trees and shrubs horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials

1 Response

Be patient this year, since we've had a very late spring. If you break off a twig and find that it is brittle, it may be dead, but there still may be life further in the stems. Hopefully in a few of more weeks your Rosy Lights Azalea will be in bloom.