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Red Ruffles Azalea

Azalea x 'Red Ruffles' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)

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.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreAzaleas 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThe 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Gardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Bush Lily (Clivia); Camellia (Camellia); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)

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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