When do you prune Encore azaleas? 

Q: When do you prune Encore azaleas? 

A: This is an understandable question because reblooming azaleas (Encore, Bloom-A-Thon, etc) can have flowers on them for most of the growing season. The answer is to prune, if needed, after the first flush of flowers in spring. There’s plenty of time after that for them to form their summer buds as well as buds for the fall flowers that are so evident now.