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When to Plant Azalea Bushes

By Megan Smith ; Updated September 21, 2017

The United States National Arboretum recommends planting azalea bushes in either early spring or early fall in soil with good drainage. Azalea plants do not need to be planted deeply, and should be watered once a week for the first year.


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Megan Smith has been a freelance writer and editor since 2006. She writes about health, fitness, travel, beauty and grooming topics for various print and Internet publications. Smith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in writing from New York University.