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Old 10-24-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: NJ
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So about 6 months ago we put in a bunch of pink azaleas surrounding the length of my driveway. my wife wanted plants with flowers. in front of the main entrance there are so green things that look nice and healthy so maybe we should have just used those. anyway, my pink azaleas dont look so hot right now. at first, we thought they may have been overwatered. i was heavily watering the entire property because we just fully seeded the whole property at that time. i shut off the sprinkler over a month ago because of how wet the property was. my azaleas went from green to yellow and now turning brown. my guess is that they have been underwatered now so i started the drip irrigation just for them.

am i gonna lose my azaleas? its fall and cooler now, im not sure how that plays into this.





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Old 10-24-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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It seems to me that if they were dying, the leaves would have fallen off by now. They have had all season to acclimate, so I would stop watering them. It is now up to them to sink or swim. In the spring, give them a nice dose of acid fertilizer and then leave them alone.
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:12 PM
 
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I agree with leaving them alone for now, see what happens in the spring.
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Old 10-24-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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what kind are they? I doubt all of them would be dead and they seem pretty uniform in color. Encore azaleas are in bloom (again) here in NC where they were standing n water from Hurricanes Florence and Michael.
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Are they deciduous or evergreen?
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:12 PM
 
Location: NJ
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what kind are they? I doubt all of them would be dead and they seem pretty uniform in color. Encore azaleas are in bloom (again) here in NC where they were standing n water from Hurricanes Florence and Michael.
i dont know more than "pink azaleas." i am totally regretting letting my wife choose them. but i am seeing that this may be a normal change with the season and im just ignorant. hopefully that is the case. i watered today and yesterday, so the consensus is that i should stop that?
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I think they'll be OK. I think azaleas in general are evergreen, but the leaves change color with the seasons, particularly the red/pink ones (in my experience). My white ones stay greener, and the stems more pliable, than the red ones in the winter. The stems actually become somewhat brittle on the red ones. I'll guess that pink ones are somewhere in between. And yes, as someone pointed out, azaleas love acid so some some "azalea food" might be in order.

Very nice driveway, BTW.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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i dont know more than "pink azaleas." i am totally regretting letting my wife choose them. but i am seeing that this may be a normal change with the season and im just ignorant. hopefully that is the case. i watered today and yesterday, so the consensus is that i should stop that?


That's what I was going to say...it looks like they're just changing colors with the season.
And they look so pretty like that.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:10 PM
 
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They're not evergreen in NJ I bet. If you've gotten a cold snap it's probably all she wrote for the year.
I was in CT and there was a pink azalea. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised in the spring. Need some dogwood & daffodils!
You could always ask your local nursery!
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:14 PM
 
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Azaleas look Stupendous for 2 months. green for 6 months. dead for 4 months.
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