Phoenicia Azalea

Azalea x 'Phoenicia' (Southern Indica)

Brilliant single lavender blooms are displayed against excellent dark green foliage. A mid-season bloomer. This beautiful upright shrub is useful as a screen, hedge or showy landscape accent. Makes an ideal container plant. Evergreen.
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Water regularly, when the top 3 in. of soil becomes dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreThe Indica hybrids are evergreen azaleas best-suited for mild climates. Within the Indica group are Belgian Indica hybrids and Southern Indica hybrids. The Southern Indica hybrids are sometimes referred to as "sun azaleas", meaning they are more tolerant of sun than other azaleas. In extremely hot, arid climates, Southern Indica azaleas appreciate some shelter from prolonged harsh afternoon sun. Morning sun with dappled afternoon shade, or all-day dappled sun is appropriate.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasAdd this six- to eight-foot-tall Azalea to your garden for a burst of lavender on a dark evergreen background. Try planting on either side of a vine-covered arbor to further define the archway.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when the top 3 in. of soil becomes dry.
Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daphne (Daphne); Tree Fern (Dicksonia); Fatsia (Fatsia)

Provide well-drained, acidic soil rich in organic matter. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in extremely hot, arid climates. Water deeply, following a regular schedule, during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. 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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