Red Sunset Azalea

Azalea x 'Red Sunset' (Exbury hybrid)

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00854
A hardy selection that produces a massive display of deeply colored, fiery red blooms in late spring. The mounding form with bright green foliage is excellent for massing in shrub borders and perennial beds, or as a sensational flowering foundation plant. Deciduous.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreThough they are known as azaleas, all azalea hybrids are technically members of the genus Rhododendron.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Design IdeasExceptional early spring color for beds, borders and foundation planting. Add to perimeter plantings. A natural large tree groves and the verges of wildlands or naturalistic landscapes. A traditional choice for Asian inspired gardens. Bold color for reflecting pools and water gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Astilbe (Astilbe); Holly Fern (Polystichum); Weeping Cherry (Prunus serrulata); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Prune to shape and apply an acid fertilizer after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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