Girard's Renee Michelle Evergreen Azalea
Azalea x 'Girard's Renee Michelle'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Keep soil moist but not soggy.
|Lore||In its habitat of origin on volcano slopes of northern Japan, these are known as "torch azaleas" due to the naturally intense coloring.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A heavy bloomer for spicy early spring foundation beds out front of the house. Spot into mixed borders for welcome spring color addition. Use for fleshing out partially shaded bends beneath tree groves. A good selection for sideyards with enough light and courtyards in the South. An important component of the Japanese tea garden to signify the season of spring with its blooms. Newly discovered for modern architecture as a single bold shrub for enclosed outdoor spaces.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Gardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daphne (Daphne); Tree Fern (Dicksonia); Fatsia (Fatsia)|
Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Prune to shape and apply an acid fertilizer after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9