Alaska Azalea

Azalea indica 'Alaska' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)

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0440
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Among the most widely adaptable white azalea for warmer climates. Masses of showy blooms cover the entire plant. Dense foliage creates attractive shrub. Highly popular landscaping choice due to its reliable performance. Exceptional in Asian inspired gardens. Prefers acidic soil. Evergreen shrub.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh IN-dih-kuh
LoreThough they are widely known as azaleas, this is actually a specialized group of plants under the genus Rhododendron.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Winter to Early Spring
Design IdeasAn exceptional white azalea that's a stand out against red brick or dark green foliage plants. Add to front yard foundation planting for elegant color and neutral tones. Insert into shaded edges of large canopy shade trees or against the trunks of tree groves. A natural in Asian inspired gardens, particularly for the Japanese tea style.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Key FeatureElegant White Flowers

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.

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