My Mom has some very old Azaleas, probably at least 50 years old. They
have always done very well, and bloom well this year. I cut them back for
her each year, usually doing just a "trim" , but at times I cut them back
1/3 of their total height, and there has never been a problem. This year,
they were just "trimmed."
Here in Fla, we had a lot of rain in the Spring and early Summer. These
azaleas are now dying from something. She took a sample to a nursery, and
they said it looked like root rot. I did not talk with them myself, but
it seems their opinon was that there was no cure.
I have thought there is nothing to lose, to go ahead and cut them **
back, in the hopes that might rejuvenate them some how. I have told her not
to water them for a while.
Any other ideas ?????????
Thanks for any help !!