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Girard's Fashion Evergreen Azalea

Azalea x 'Girard's Fashion'

Medium sized fiery orange-red flowers cover this vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub with lush green foliage. Makes a lovely accent, border or hedge.
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Partial sun

Keep soil moist but not soggy.


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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreAlthough they are listed as though Azalea was a genus, these plants fall into genus Rhododendron. The azaleas constiute a group of rhododendrons with unique characteristics.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasA vivid red azalea should be prominent in foundation planting, particularly the front yard where it makes a big color splash from the street. Also works very well beneath tree groves in a naturalistic woodland setting. Problem solver for homes influenced by large old shade or street trees because azaleas thrive in the half shade and acidic soils they create. Azaleas pair with cherry blossoms to herald spring in the traditional Japanese tea garden and other landscaping influenced by Asian style. It's an American staple for traditional homes of the old South and middle Atlantic states.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsAzaleas are exceptional companions for Burgundy Lace Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Burgundy Lace'), Leatherleaf Fern, (Rumhora adiantiformis), Yaku Princess Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Yaku Princess') and Silvery Sunproof Lilyturf, (Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof').

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: 6-9

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