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    Thread: Rhody and Azalea's

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      Rhody and Azalea's

      I've got a number of rhododendron and azalea's in my yard and they all seem to bloom at about the
      same time so I thought I'd share. I'm going to try my hand at rooting some of my favorite ones so
      I'll let you know how that goes. It takes 4-6 months from what I read so it'll be a long battle.
      Hope you enjoy!

      One of my favorites is the large pink one in that back by the ponds. I cut it back every year to try and
      keep it from taking over the deck and the stairs leading to the upper pond.

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      Small azalea with teeny blooms

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      Pretty white one with a splash of purple

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      This red one is in a more shady part of the yard so those lag a little in blooming from the others

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      Once it gets going it'll look a lot like this one

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      That red one was so large it had grown past the house roof line! I cut it all the way down to about 12" from
      the ground and it only took a couple years to be where it is now. It's getting leggy so this year it'll get another
      trim. I'll add some more pics soon.
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      Very pretty blooms. Mine have been gone now for several weeks. I wish they would stay bloomed all summer.
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      Beautiful blooms. I love the pink one!


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      Beautiful. I would have to say I really like the white with the splash of purple.

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      Quote Originally Posted by gold4me View Post
      Beautiful. I would have to say I really like the white with the splash of purple.
      Me too.

      I'm not sure how many places rhododendron's grow wild but they grow here along the highways, in the mountains, just about
      everywhere. They don't bloom nearly as much as ones bought at the nurseries. Half a dozen blooms (almost always pink) is pretty normal.
      They're fun to see though amongst the constant green color. This one I saved from a burn pile when they were putting up a new
      cell tower in the middle of nowhere years ago. In the 10 years or so it's been there it's had maybe 3 blooms. They grow to be tall
      and leggy... 15' is common.

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      A purple one that was over run by the hedge next to it. I cut the hedge down to the ground from being about 15' tall
      and now keep it trimmed at a much shorter height. The rhody got pretty leggy but is doing better with a lot more light
      now. Might trim it back some as it's spreading out wider...

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      This little pink azalea was also over run but is coming back now...

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      Pretty yellow one...

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      This is another purple one that apparently took this year off. Not a single bloom.

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      Soft pinkish bloom...

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      A large azalea that is nice mix of pink and yellow/orange. Not many azalea or rhody's seem to have a fragrance
      but you can smell this one from across the yard!

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      From what I've read the newest growth has the best chance of rooting and most are getting close to that time, so
      I'll try a half dozen or so and see how they do. I'll keep you posted! Thanks for looking!
      --Steve
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