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Sunset Pink Azalea

Azalea x 'Sunset Pink' (Exbury Hybrid)

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00855
An extremely hardy selection that provides a massive display of large flower trusses of exquisite rose-pink blooms, each with an orange-yellow blotch. The mounding form with bright green foliage is excellent for massing in shrub borders and perennial beds, or as a sensational flowering foundation plant. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreThough they are known as azaleas, all azalea hybrids are technically members of the genus Rhododendron. Azaleas and cherry blossoms are the two plants that symbolize spring in the Japanese tea garden.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Spring
Design IdeasExceptional early spring color for beds, borders and foundation planting. Add to perimeter plantings. A natural beneath large tree groves and the verges of wildlands or naturalistic landscapes. A traditional choice for Asian inspired gardens. Bold color for reflecting pools and water gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Prune to shape and apply an acid fertilizer after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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