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Rhododendrons and Relatives: Do you think azaleas would do well in this spot?

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JeniLyn
Springboro, OH

April 8, 2009
2:33 PM

Post #6381840

The area only gets a couple (2-3 at most) hours of sun in the morning. The area is down a slight slope, so I think the soil stays moist there, but not muddy. I tested my soil. pH is slightly acidic. I need to get the phosphorous and nitrogen up. Also the fence runs east to west and I'll be planting on the north side of it. I think I'll post this in the shady gardens forum as well. I was thinking hydrangeas too, or peonies, but I'm not sure that will be enough sun for peonies. I love azaleas and was thinking of something along the northern lights line. What do you guys think? Any other suggestions?

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arfitz
Caldwell, NJ
(Zone 6a)

April 9, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #6384567

Northern Lights Azaleas usually need more than 2-3 hours of Sun to bloom well. I would try Rhododendrons such as some of the yakusimanum hybrids
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 9, 2009
9:18 AM

Post #6385478

Check this out JeniLyn: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG2386.html

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