Silver Sword Azalea

Azalea x 'Silver Sword' (Girard hybrid)

SKU
0207
Exceptional variegated plant vanishes under its cloak of bright pink flowers that darken to red as they age. Unique leaves are dark green with creamy yellow margins take on bold red tints in fall and winter for truly spectacular effect. Small semi-dwarf plants are well suited to tiny urban and suburban gardens. Elsewhere mass to intensify their visibility. Early season bloomer. Prefers acidic soil. Evergreen shrub. Full to partial sun. Moderate growing to 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade

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 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitBushy
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
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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