Mistral Azalea

Azalea x 'Mistral' (Southern Indica)

Covered with extra large pink blooms for a long season in March and April. Dense foliage produces an attractive foliage shrub. A large growing, evergreen shrub ideal for the landscape. Exceptional in Asian inspired gardens. Prefers acidic soil.
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8 - 9

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Filtered sun, Partial shade

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasConsider planting along a sunny wall or foundation to delight in the explosion of color as winter turns full steam into spring. Extra large blooms with masses of big pink blossoms from late March to April.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade
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 FeatureShowy Spring Flowers

Provide acidic, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Best in an east or north exposure, protected from harsh sun. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

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