L. J. Bobbink Azalea
Azalea x 'L. J. Bobbink' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Lore||While azalea is uses as a genus name, no genus exists. All azaleas are technically derived from species of genus Rhododendron, but the designation is the only means of separating them into manageable groups.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||This gorgeous azalea deserves a place of honor at the front entry of a home or in sheltered spots around outdoor living spaces. Makes the perfect courtyard plant for bold seasonal color. Spot into partially shaded beds and borders and use under existing tree canopies for early seasonal color. Perfectly suited to Asian inspired gardens and those for Japanese tea. A truly upscale beauty for a small home that needs strong performing structural shrubs.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||A beautiful azalea belongs with highbrow warm season performers such as Kaliedoscope Abelia, (Abelia grandiflora 'Kaliedoscope'), Sienna Sunrise Nandina, (Nandina domestica 'Monfar'), Orangee Flame Oregon Grape Holly, (Mahonia aquifolium 'Orangee Flame'), Penny Mack Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac') and Australian Sword Fern, (Neprolepis obliterata).|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-9