How to Use Azaleas as Hedges

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Using azaleas as hedges is a great way to embrace a plant that requires a lot of time in the sun. Use azaleas as hedges with help from an experienced professional gardener in this free video clip.

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This is Nicholas Staddon with Monrovia. Today, we're going to talk about how to use azaleas as hedges. Azaleas are extraordinarily floriferous plants and there is nothing more beautiful than having them as a hedge. Today, we're going to show you how to create that hedge. So you've decided whether you are going to have a shade azalea or a sun azalea. Both groups of plants have a tremendous array of colors, whites, reds, pinks and more. Some of them are single flowers, some of them are doubles. A very unusual variety is over here called Little John. Little John actually has reddish burgundy colored foliage. The rumor is he blooms once every seven years. when you are planting your hedge, consult the label or your nursery expert because you need to know how big your azalea will get. Some of them will get quite large over time. It's easy to keep them well manicured with a gentle pruning when needed towards the end of the growing season. Important to note when you are planting your hedge, make sure you are planting it somewhere where you are going to be, a view from the house, around the garage accentuates a driveway or a pathway as you walk to and from the roads. Remember some of these plants are not just for you to enjoy, but the neighbors as well. Azalea hedges make a fantastic framework around the house.

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