Azaleas are a popular perennial amongst gardeners due to their longevity and reliable flowering. Sometimes, it’s necessary to relocate an azalea bush. When to move an azalea bush really depends upon the climate. If you live somewhere with cold winters, then the ideal time to transplant an azalea is early spring. You want to catch it before any new growth has started. If you reside in a hot climate, then you want to shoot for late summer or early fall. Be sure to pick an area that is shady and drains well. Don’t worry if you happen to cut through a few roots. It’s a common occurrence and shouldn’t cause a problem.
- Transplanting azalea bushes depends on your climate. USDA Zones 4-9 are best.
- Find a new site before moving it. Ideally, the new spot is moist, partially shady, and well draining, with a slightly acidic pH.
- Water thoroughly, at a rate of 10 inches / 25 cm per week until the plant is established in its new home.
“The less time your plant has to spend out of the ground, the better”