When Is The Best Time To Cut Back Azaleas

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The best time to cut back azaleas is in the fall when they are dormant. The best way to tell if they are dormant is that their leaves will be beginning to turn yellow and dry out. When you cut them back, do not go over several cuts at once, but go in one place and then return later with a sharp knife or pruning shears. After cutting down the plant it should look like this: