Little John Azalea
Azalea x 'Little John' (Southern Indica)
|Description||Eye-catching purple-red foliage covers this symmetrically branched rounded shrub. Single burgundy-red blooms occasionally appear in spring. A colorful accent, valued for its colorful evergreen foliage. Works well in containers, or as a hedge or border plant. Provides excellent color contrast against green or gold-leaved shrubs.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Occasional sporadic blooms in spring.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||For a sunny garden that needs symmetry, consider adding a pair of this Azalea to accent the evergreen palette. Not only does its rounded form have deep burgundy-red flowers, its foliage is mahogany which provides rare, year-round color.|
|Companion Plants||Gardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Tree Fern (Alsophila, Dicksonia); Daphne (Daphne); Fatsia (Fatsia)|
|Care||Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly during the 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: 8-9
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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.