Red Sunset Azalea
Azalea x 'Red Sunset' (Exbury hybrid)
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||Exceptional 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.|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Astilbe (Astilbe); Holly Fern (Polystichum); Weeping Cherry (Prunus serrulata); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||Though they are known as azaleas, all azalea hybrids are technically members of the genus Rhododendron.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.