Nuccio's Carnival Azalea

Azalea x 'Nuccio's Carnival' (Southern Indica)

A profusion of large, single to semi-double rose-red blooms add bright color to the landscape. Flowers are backed by handsome, rich green evergreen foliage. Excellent colorful accent.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreLarge Southern Indica azaleas distinguish most of the great old gardens of the South including historic plantation homes.
Average Size at MaturityVigorous grower to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasSuitable beside a short flight of steps or even under a low window, this three- foot-tall, rose-red Azalea will provide sustained color in a smaller-scale landscape. The bright red color looks particularly handsome against wood and stone facades.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureGift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsKeep the scale small by mixing with a selection of dwarf, acid-loving shrubs, such as the white-flowering Prelude Pieris (Pieris taiwanensis 'Prelude') and Compact Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta'), with its deep-green foliage that turns to purplish-red in winter.

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

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