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Girard's Rose Evergreen Azalea

Azalea x 'Girard's Rose'

Pronunciation: uh-ZAY-lee-uh
SKU #00760
6-9

Good to grow! 6

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OVERVIEW
Description This showy, hardy azalea thrives in USDA zone 6 despite the chilling winters! The profusion of deep rose-red, single flowers creates a thrilling spring specimen. Plant en masse for an impressive color display. Bright, lush, semi-evergreen develops red tint in the fall.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Mid-Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
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 Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Gardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Tree Fern (Dicksonia); Daphne (Daphne); Fatsia (Fatsia)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore In its habitat of origin on volcano slopes of northern Japan, these are known as "torch azaleas" due to the naturally intense coloring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

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