Irene Koster Azalea

Azalea 'Irene Koster' (Occidentale hybrid)

SKU
00825
This extremely hardy selection provides a massive display of sweetly scented, funnel-shaped blooms. Buds have dark pink stripes and open to light rose-pink flowers with a showy yellow blotch with brownish orange spotting on the upper petals. Mounding form is excellent for massing in shrub borders. Deciduous.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureFall Color, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsDogwood (Cornus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Viburnum (Viburnum); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Thrives in humus-rich, acidic soils with excellent drainage. Best in bright shade in hot southern zones. Shelter from drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-7

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