• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower to 2-4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Spring Flowering
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uh
    Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Compact, Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 2-4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasThe unusual ruffled texture of 'Red Ruffles' stands out against simple backgrounds such as a stucco wall or planted among large leaf foliage plants. Use this plant selectively for showy color as a single patio tree or in mass to create a low hedge.
    Companion PlantsGive your garden a patriotic look by matching Red Ruffles Azalea with white and blue blooming perennials in a bed or container. Mix with woodland perennials and shrubs in a natural area or plant in mass for a colorful foreground or hedge.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide rich, acidic, well drained soil. Shelter from harsh sun in hot summer areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The American equivalent of Belgian Indian hybrids, Rutherford hybids were developed in the 1920's in New Jersey as greenhouse forcing azaleas from R. simsii and R. indicum. Colors range from reddish orange, to purple and white. Many are have frilled leaves.