Brilliant Azalea

Azalea x 'Brilliant' (Southern Indica)

SKU
0560
One of the most reliable azaleas for the southern U.S.. Produces an explosion of watermelon red single flowers each spring. Large plants capable of a big splash in the more expansive garden. Ideal background foliage for later blooming perennials. Traditional Japanese garden plant. Midseason to late. Prefers acidic soil. Evergreen shrub. Full to partial sun. Moderate growth 6 to 8 feet tall and wide.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower 6-8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
Design IdeasWith its evergreen leaves and upright form, this Azalea is useful as a screening plant to help define an outdoor room or plant along a fence to screen it.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureSpring Flowering

Provide rich, acidic, well drained soil. Shelter from harsh sun in hot summer areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.

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