Azalea Care Guide | How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Azaleas


Azaleas are perhaps one of the most popular shrubs found in garden design. Well, at least here in the South. Not only are they beautiful when in bloom and serve as a great backdrop when they’re not, they’re incredibly hardy, as well. And because they come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors you’re bound to find an azalea that meets almost any of your ornamental shrub needs.

So if you’re looking for tips on how to you optimize your azalea growing efforts, look no further … you’ve come to the right place. Well, almost … you’re still one click away.

(Photos by Doreen Wynja, courtesy of Monrovia)

Azalea Care Guide | Redeem Your Ground | Monrovia

I was asked by my friends at Monrovia to write an Azalea Care Guide for their Grow Beautifully Newsletter. Pretty cool, right? If you’d like to see it for yourself, click on this link.

Once there you’ll find the following topics:

  1. What’s the difference between azaleas and rhododendrons?
  2. How to use azaleas in garden design
  3. When, where, and how to plant
  4. How to water, mulch, and fertilize
  5. When, why, and how to prune
  6. Common azalea challenges
  7. A spotlight on Monrovia’s Double Shot® Azaleas (an easy-care, double-blooming azalea … what’s not to like?!?)


I hope you find the Azalea Care Guide helpful … and if I missed something, please reach out with a comment below.

Oh, and by the way, if you’d like to receive Monrovia’s Grow Beautifully Newsletter on a regular basis, you can sign up for it here. I think you’ll find it both inspirational and helpful on a number of fronts.

Happy gardening, friends!



Monrovia Plants | www.Monrovia.comI’m proud to be working with  Monrovia on this Azalea Care Guide. And in case you didn’t know, Monrovia is basically the plant company of all plant companies. For generations they have worked very hard to provide their customers with the healthiest and most beautiful plants to grace their homes and outdoor spaces. Regardless, all the thoughts and opinions shared on this post are mine.


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