• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage; occasionally produces sporadic blooms in spring.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uh
    Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Prized for foliage; occasionally produces sporadic blooms in spring.
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Design IdeasFor a sunny garden that needs symmetry, consider adding a pair of this Azalea to accent the evergreen palette. Not only does its rounded form have deep burgundy-red flowers, its foliage is mahogany which provides rare, year-round color.
    Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Tree Fern (Alsophila, Dicksonia); Daphne (Daphne); Fatsia (Fatsia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.

Stories

Fresh Color Combos (Zone 8 – 11)
If you're looking for a way to use color to kick-up your summery containers or add drama and excitement to beds and borders, we have six not-too-obvious combinations to try....
More Blog Posts >