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Girard's Crimson Evergreen Azalea

Azalea x Girard hybrid 'Girard's Crimson'

Pronunciation: uh-ZAY-lee-uh
SKU #00204

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Description Beautiful, very large, rosy-red crimson flowers bloom in spring. Its dense, compact habit with glossy evergreen foliage add year-round interest. A great accent plant for a dappled sun to open shade landscape setting; more sun-tolerant in cooler regions. Ideal for massing on north or east facing, sloped sites. Works well in containers. Evergreen.
Light Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, |3 to 4 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Gardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daphne (Daphne); Tree Fern (Dicksonia); Fatsia (Fatsia)
Care Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Prefers dappled sun to bright shade; takes some sun in cooler northern zones. Shelter from drying winds. 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.

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