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Azaleas are blooming!

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    Default Azaleas are blooming!

    This time of the year is always so pretty in the south with the azaleas, Japanese magnolias and other flowering plants. My grandmother had these Pride of Mobile Azaleas in her yard for the past 50 years. She had long since passed away when the bushes finally died. My Mom lives in the house now and has been missing those azaleas. I was able to replace the two azalea bushes with new Pride of Mobile I hope they last 50 years too. Here is a picture of one of them on the way home. I found them at my favorite nursery near my house.Name:  photo 2.jpg
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    It's awash with blooms. Lovely!

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    How beautiful! I love all the azaleas and their many colors. It is odd that I personally do not have any azaleas in my landscaping as they are abundant here. I once planted two plants, but put under a pecan tree and they never did very well. A neighbor told me that the pecan tree killed them with something it puts into the soil to protect its growing area - but I don't know how true that is. LOL.

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    Thanks Angel and Bruce!
    That is strange. Our fig tree started dying and then the pecan tree near it did die(storm) and the fig tree has made a come back enough to produce figs for the past few years. The azaleas at my moms house are in full sun. Not sure if that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    How beautiful! I love all the azaleas and their many colors. It is odd that I personally do not have any azaleas in my landscaping as they are abundant here. I once planted two plants, but put under a pecan tree and they never did very well. A neighbor told me that the pecan tree killed them with something it puts into the soil to protect its growing area - but I don't know how true that is. LOL.

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    Well, from what I have read, Pecans are part of the Family: Juglandaceae as are black walnuts (which are infamous for killing other plants which try to grow beneath them). However, while pecan trees also produce the chemical juglone, they do not (according to most of the sources I read) typically produce significant amounts. You might wish to do a more thorough research than I did for a more definitive answer. Now, I have also read that azalea are among those plants which are highly sensitive to juglone. If so, then even if pecans do produce relatively insignificant amounts of the chemical, perhaps it was still enough to adversely affect the azalea you tried to plant there?

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