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Red Sunset Azalea

Azalea x 'Red Sunset' (Exbury hybrid)

Pronunciation: uh-ZAY-lee-uh
SKU #00854
5-8

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Late Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Light Green
Companion Plants Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Astilbe (Astilbe); Holly Fern (Polystichum); Weeping Cherry (Prunus serrulata); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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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