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19598Re: [AZ] [this is from the ASK US page, so please send me a CC] Is it evergreen? [2 Attachments]

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  • Ron Rabideau
    Apr 8, 2014
      Hi Tony,
      All of what Barry said is correct, but to elaborate, there are differences
      amoung the many thousands of varieties of evergreen azaleas out there in
      regards to the amount of leaves they hold on to over winter. There are
      also big differences in the density of the way the plants grow and the
      shape they grow, ie, low and spreading, upright, etc. Because your plants
      are in so much shade, they may be more open and taller than they would be
      in a more sunny place.

      Ron Rabideau

      On Sun, 06 Apr 2014 19:41:49 -0400, Tony Pham <tonypham@...> wrote:

      > Hello,
      > We just bought a house in Boothwyn, PA 19061 near DE border and the
      > house has two azalea bushes.
      > They are at the north side of the house and in a corner, so they never
      > receive sunlight. They have clusters of about 5-7 leaves at the tip
      > but nothing below that all winter. I want to propagate them to plant
      > as hedges to create formal garden. I want the hedge to be as thick as
      > possible all winter. I never see an evergreen azalea, but the foliage
      > of these bush looks thin.
      > So, the questions are:
      > 1. Are these bushes evergreen azalea or they are deciduous azelea
      > that retain some leaves thanks to the warmth from the house?
      > 2. The foliage is so thin on these azalea because it never receive
      > sunlight? If I plant it in a full sun spot, will the foliage be
      > thicker?
      > 2. Is evergreen azalea thick like English boxwood in the winter?
      > Attached are a picture of the azalea taken at the same time with the
      > Japanese maple tree to show when the Japanese maple lost all its
      > leaves in the winter, the azalea still have some thin foliage.
      > Thank you for your help!
      > Tony Pham

      Ron Rabideau
      Camden, NJ
      Zone 7b
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