Are you growing azalea in North Carolina, but don’t know when they’ll bloom?
Getting your Azalea to bloom is not as easy as it seems.
- Azalea have a small window when they bloom and still look great.
So if they bloom too early they may die or not last as long. And if they bloom too late they may have small blooms that don’t last long.
Today, I’m going to teach you the ideal time for azalea to bloom in North Carolina:
- To Learn More About HOW to Grow Azalea, Check Out This GUIDE!
When Do Azalea Bloom in North Carolina?
As you may have already guessed, there are two main factors that determine when azalea will bloom: where your azalea are planted & weather (time).
Bloom Time Depends on Where Your Azalea Are Planted!!!
When your azalea will bloom will depend on exactly where it is planted in your yard or garden
In general, expect the following:
- If a azalea is planted in an area of your yard that receives full sun it will bloom around the same time every year or up to two weeks early due to warm weather and extra sunlight.
- If a azalea is planted in an area of your yard that received partial sun it will bloom around the same time every year.
- If a azalea is planted in an area of your yard that receives shade and is not protected from wind or rain it will bloom anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks later than its average time.
North Carolina Last & First Frost Dates
For your reference, I have created this table for average frost dates for most major cities in North Carolina. If your city is not listed below you can find its Last & First Frost Dates HERE.
Bloom Time Depends on the weather!
In general, azalea will bloom:
- 120 days after starting azalea from seed
- 105 days after planting azalea in your yard
If you want to learn WHEN ANY Flower will bloom in North Carolina, head over to HERE and just type in the flower you want to grow.