Azalea: Fashion Latin Name: rhododendron fashion (glen dale hybrid)
The Basics This beautiful evergreen shrub has a vibrant orange-red bloom in the spring. Its rich green foliage is aesthetically alluring year-round. Its compact growth habit spreads 2-4 feet tall(3-5 feet wide). Ideally used as a screen, accent, or hedge.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Partial to full shade depending on region Amount of Water: Water weekly; more frequent watering in extreme heat Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil; Prefers high organic matter content Cold Hardiness Zone: 6-9
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.