Little John Azalea
Little John Azalea
Azalea 'Little John' (Southern Indica)Item #0605 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 9
Eye-catching purple-red foliage covers this symmetrically branched rounded shrub. Single burgundy-red blooms occasionally appear in spring. A colorful accent, valued for its colorful evergreen foliage. Works well in containers, or as a hedge or border plant. Provides excellent color contrast against green or gold-leaved shrubs.
- OverviewLight Needs:Filtered to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uhDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:BurgundyBlooms:Prized for foliage; occasionally produces sporadic blooms in spring.Flower color:PurpleDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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:Filtered to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.