azalea

Asked March 12, 2020, 12:08 PM EDT

I would like to move a small, old azalea to a better location. When is the best time of year to do this, and do you have suggestions to make the transplant more successful?

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

Now would be the best time of year to move your azalea. Be sure the place you want to move it to has some shade as they are prone to problems with lace bugs when stressed in sunny spots. They also prefer an acidic soil, with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5, so a soil test and amendments if necessary, are a good idea.
This page of our website will help: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/tree-shrub-planting

and this one covers planting for best success and includes a link to our soil testing page: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/planting-process


Christine