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Girard's Rose Evergreen Azalea

Azalea x 'Girard's Rose'

SKU
00760
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreIn 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 MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-Spring
Design IdeasA 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 AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Tree Fern (Dicksonia); Daphne (Daphne); 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

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