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Irene Koster Azalea

Azalea 'Irene Koster' (Occidentale hybrid)

Pronunciation: uh-ZAY-lee-uh
SKU #00825
5-7

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Late Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features North American Native Selection
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Dogwood (Cornus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Viburnum (Viburnum); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
CARE
Care 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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.