Irene Koster Azalea
Azalea 'Irene Koster' (Occidentale hybrid)
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Fall Color, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Showy spring flowers|
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