Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: [AZ] Dwarf didn't bloom this year

Expand Messages
  • Mike Creel
    The dried up brown flower buds are dead, killed by excessive cold or an untimely frost when the buds had been made tender by an earlier warm spell. The same
    Message 1 of 5 , May 3, 2008
    • 0 Attachment
      The "dried up" brown flower buds are dead, killed by
      excessive cold or an untimely frost when the buds had
      been made tender by an earlier warm spell. The same
      thing happened to most of my early blooming evergreen
      azaleas, like Taber, this year.
      Mike Creel, SC

      --- audreyhorter <audreyhorter@...> wrote:

      > Hi William and Mike,
      > Thank you both for replying to me. There is
      > something strange going
      > on with my azaleas this year. After my previous
      > post, I inspected
      > all of my bushes more closely. The pink dwarf does
      > appear to have
      > tiny, pink buds all over the plant, but they are
      > dried up. I have 6
      > bushes in the front of my house, and the four bushes
      > on the southeast
      > side (evergreens - one red and 3 white, flowers
      > about 1 and 1/2
      > inches across) did not bloom very well this year -
      > only bloomed near
      > the bottom of the plant. For the past 5 years they
      > have always
      > bloomed beautifully. At first I thought perhaps I
      > pruned them too
      > late last summer, but after looking more closely I
      > can see that they
      > have the same problem as the pink dwarf in the
      > backyard - tiny, dried
      > buds all over the plant, the same color as the
      > flowers. The two on
      > the northeast side of the front (one red evergreen
      > just like the
      > other one, and one purple deciduous with slightly
      > larger flowers)
      > have both bloomed beautifully this year! I have
      > another purple
      > deciduous one in the back yard and it has also
      > bloomed perfectly.
      > Could this be cold or drought damage, and if so, is
      > it possible that
      > some bushes could be affected but not others on the
      > same property?
      > This is my 6th spring in this house and I have never
      > had any problems
      > with these until this year!
      > Thanks,
      > Audrey
      >
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.