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asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd January, 2020

Where do azaleas grow in sun or shade?

In their native habitats, azaleas are often found growing in or on the edge of woodlands in well-drained, acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. They have a shallow, fibrous root system, which needs to be considered when caring for them. Azaleas do well in full sun or part shade (about four hours of sun).

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Then, where do azaleas grow best?

A good location is where they receive either dappled sun all day or sun in the morning and light shade in the afternoon. What kind of soil do they like? Azaleas do well in moist, acid (pH 5.5 or so), well-drained soil with lots of organic matter, such as peat, compost, chopped leaves, or ground bark.

Likewise, what kind of sun do Azaleas need? According to the Azalea Society of America, azaleas should be planted in partial shade. In fact, most people claim that azaleas do best with morning sun and afternoon shade. However, it really depends on the type of azalea and where you live. Most azaleas will take sun to partial shade exposure.

Also question is, are azaleas sun or shade plants?

Evergreen azaleas do well in partial shade with some wind protection. Deciduous varieties flower more profusely in full sun. Provide well-drained, humus-rich soil that is slightly acidic (pH 4.5–6). The decaying mulch will provide all of the nutrients that azaleas need.

Can I plant azaleas in full shade?

Best Shade If you water azaleas enough, you can grow them in full sun, but they fare better if they get some shade during the day. A general rule is to plant your azaleas where they get dappled sun all day or four to six hours of morning sun and light shade in the afternoon.

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