Girard's Hot Shot Evergreen Azalea

Azalea x 'Girard's Hot Shot'

SKU
00745
A prolific bloomer displaying single, reddish-orange flowers. Remains evergreen in milder climates, semi-evergreen elsewhere. Terrific effect used in mass for a colorful show. Orange-red fall foliage. Semi-evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade

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

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Tree Fern (Dicksonia); Daphne (Daphne); Fatsia (Fatsia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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