Silver Sword Azalea
Azalea x 'Silver Sword' (Girard hybrid)
Filtered sun, Partial shade
Keep soil moist but not soggy.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Viburnum (Viburnum); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Dogwood (Cornus); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9