• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Mid-spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uh
    Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 24, 31 - 33
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Mid-spring
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Avoid harsh afternoon sun; best with dappled shade in hot summer areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, 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:
    <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).
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.