Azalea: Dogwood Latin Name: rhododendron 'dogwood'
The Basics The beautiful white and pink variegated blooms of this evergreen make it appealing in the landscape world. Its compact growth habit spreads 3-4 feet tall and wide. Its glossy oval-shaped leaves are an attractive change for an azalea. This plant can be used as a hedge, or decorative accent planting.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Partial to full shade depending on region Amount of Water: Frequent watering; Needs plenty of moisture Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil; Prefers high organic matter content Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-10
The Care It is essential to frequently water newly planted azaleas due to their shallow root systems. The amount of water necessary should equal one inch of rain per week until mature root system is established. Pruning helps maintain an attractive look while inducing branching for seasonal blooming.