Red Ruffles Azalea

Azalea x 'Red Ruffles' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)

SKU
0640
Produces masses of showy single to semi-double blooms of deep cerise with frilly petals. Beautiful evergreen. A premier shrub for use as hedge or screen for an impressive color display. Use the patio tree form in a colorful container planting. Partial shade in extremely hot areas. Moderate grower to 2 to 4 feet tall and wide. Blooms midseason and occasionally throughout the year.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreAzaleas are among the few blooming plants found in the traditional Japanese tea garden, and the earliest known hybrids originated in Japan. All azaleas are actually classified under the genus Rhododendron, but share their own distinct taxonomical grouping.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThe unusual ruffled texture of 'Red Ruffles' stands out against simple backgrounds such as a stucco wall or planted among large leaf foliage plants. Use this plant selectively for showy color as a single patio tree or in mass to create a low hedge.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Key FeatureShowy Spring 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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