Azalea indica 'Alaska' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)
|Description||An outstanding flowering shrub that features snow white blooms with a distinctive chartreuse blotch on their throats. Lush, bright green foliage on a rounded form is excellent for use as evergreen screening or a foundation or hedge plant. A showy landscape accent that works nicely as a container plant.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Late Winter to Early Spring|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||An exceptional white azalea that's a stand out against red brick or dark green foliage plants. Add to front yard foundation planting for elegant color and neutral tones. Insert into shaded edges of large canopy shade trees or against the trunks of tree groves. A natural in Asian inspired gardens, particularly for the Japanese tea style.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Camellia (Camellia); Clethra (Clethra); Japanese Maple (Acer)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||Though they are widely known as azaleas, this is actually a specialized group of plants under the genus Rhododendron.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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