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Alaska Azalea

Azalea indica 'Alaska' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)

Pronunciation: uh-ZAY-lee-uh IN-dih-kuh
SKU #00440
9-11

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Camellia (Camellia); Clethra (Clethra); Japanese Maple (Acer)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore Though they are widely known as azaleas, this is actually a specialized group of plants under the genus Rhododendron.

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