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Red Ruffles Azalea

Azalea x 'Red Ruffles' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)

Pronunciation: uh-ZAY-lee-uh
SKU #00640
8-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Produces masses of showy, deep cerise, single to semi-double blooms with frilly petals. A beautiful evergreen shrub for use as a low hedge or screen for an impressive color display. Best in sun to part sun in cooler climates, dappled shade in hot summer areas. Also makes a colorful container planting.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas The unusual ruffled texture of 'Red Ruffles' stands out against simple backgrounds such as a stucco wall or planted among large leaf foliage plants. Use this plant selectively for showy color as a single patio tree or in mass to create a low hedge.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Gardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Bush Lily (Clivia); Camellia (Camellia); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore Azaleas are among the few blooming plants found in the traditional Japanese tea garden, and the earliest known hybrids originated in Japan. All azaleas are actually classified under the genus Rhododendron, but share their own distinct taxonomical grouping.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-9

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