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Ocala Azaleas

Ocala Azaleas Largely popular for their beautiful display of Spring blooms, Azaleas are a favorite of many gardeners. It is almost impossible not to notice them around Ocala this time of year! Most often planted in groups, the compact, bright, colorful blooms are truly a sight to behold!

Azaleas are fairly easy to care for once established. Azaleas are members of a group called “Ericaceous” plants. This is a group of plants known for their acid loving tendencies. They perform extremely well in moist, organic soils with somewhat low pH level of 4.5 to 5.5. This is often why you can find beautiful Azaleas under Live Oaks. Not only do the leaves provide acidity to the soil, but Azaleas also tend to do well when planted in areas out of direct sunlight.

If you are considering planting Azaleas, adding peat moss to the soil will increase the organic content and raise the acidity. You can also use compost and manure. You will want to fertilize your Azaleas well for maximum color and blooms. Blooms grow on the seasons new growth, so refrain from pruning them after mid summer. Doing so may hinder the buds from setting. Azaleas are cold hardy, so you will not have to worry about protecting them during the mild winter months of Ocala, FL.

We Provide Services to the Following Cities, Towns and surrounding areas in FL:
  • Ocala, FL
  • Belleview, FL
  • Silver Springs, FL
  • Summerfield, FL
  • Ocklawaha, FL
  • The Villages, FL
  • Wildwood, FL
  • Fort McCoy, FL
  • Silver Springs Shores, FL
  • Citra, FL