Azalea 'Mistral' (Southern Indica)Item #0483 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 9
Lush, mounded form, covered with extra large pink blooms for a showy spring display. Beautiful, bright green foliage, well-suited for a year-round border, informal evergreen hedge or landscape accent.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uh HIB-RIDDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasConsider planting along a sunny wall or foundation to delight in the explosion of color as winter turns full steam into spring. Extra large blooms with masses of big pink blossoms from late March to April.Companion PlantsCamellia (Camellia); Gardenia (Gardenia); Bush Lily (Clivia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
- CareCare InformationProvide acidic, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Best in an east or north exposure, protected from harsh sun. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Partial shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.