Planting tips from Biltmore’s pros

Here’s how to enjoy your potted azalea indefinitely:

  • First, determine if it’s cold-hardy. Check the plant’s tag or look it up online; try the Azalea Society of America at If it can tolerate cooler temperatures, pick the perfect spot in your landscape and transplant.
  • Dig a shallow hole, planting the azalea about an inch higher than it is in the pot. The shrub’s roots grow close to the soil’s surface, and planting too deep means they’ll suffocate.
  • Plant after any danger of frost has passed but before really warm weather sets in.
  • Get more tips from Biltmore’s horticulture experts between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day in the estate’s Walled Garden.
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