Little John Azalea

Azalea x 'Little John' (Southern Indica)

Eye-catching reddish-purple foliage covers this symmetrically branched rounded shrub. Single burgundy-red blooms are rarely seen. Moderate grower to 6 feet tall and wide.
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8 - 9

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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage; occasionally produces sporadic blooms in spring.
Design IdeasFor a sunny garden that needs symmetry, consider adding a pair of this Azalea to accent the evergreen palette. Not only does its rounded form have deep burgundy-red flowers, its foliage is mahogany which provides rare, year-round color.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Key FeatureDramatic Foliage Color

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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