Red Ruffles Azalea

Azalea x 'Red Ruffles' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)

Item 0640


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

Produces masses of showy, deep cerise, single to semi-double blooms with frilly petals. A beautiful evergreen shrub for use as a low hedge or screen for an impressive color display. Best in sun to part sun in cooler climates, dappled shade in hot summer areas. Also makes a colorful container planting.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Azalea x 'Red Ruffles' (Rutherfordiana hybrid)
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Red
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Cottage
Design Ideas: The 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.

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.


Azaleas 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.

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