Formosa Azalea

Azalea indica 'Formosa'

SKU
00214
Rich lavender pink flowers with darker accent blotch are large and showy. Blooms early to midseason on tall, upright plants. Valued for massing in the south. Sun tolerant, very hardy and quite vigorous.
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8 - 9

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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh IN-dih-kuh
LoreLarge Southern Indica azaleas distinguish most of the great old gardens of the South including historic plantation homes.
Average Size at MaturityTo 8 ft. tall, but can be trimmed to about 4 ft.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
Design IdeasExceptional early spring color for beds, borders and foundation planting. Add to perimeter plantings. A natural large tree groves and the verges of wildlands or naturalistic landscapes. A traditional choice for Asian inspired gardens. Bold color for reflecting pools and water gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 9

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