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Formosa Azalea

Azalea indica 'Formosa'

Item 002143

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USDA Zone:
8-9
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

Rich lavender pink flowers with darker accent blotch are large and showy. Blooms early to midseason on tall, upright plants. Valued for massing in the south. Sun tolerant, very hardy and quite vigorous.

Price: $43.00
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Average Landscape Size
To 8 ft. tall, but can be trimmed to about 4 ft.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Azalea indica 'Formosa'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Attracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Early spring
Flower Color: Purplish-pink
Garden Style: Asian/Zen
Design Ideas: Exceptional early spring color for beds, borders and foundation planting. Add to perimeter plantings. A natural 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.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

History

Large Southern Indica azaleas distinguish most of the great old gardens of the South including historic plantation homes.

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