The Basics Year-round, green foliage adds to the lavish reddish-purple bloom during the spring. This moderately fast grower reaches heights of 4-5 feet(4-5 feet wide). It is used for hedge, screen, and accent.
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: 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. Pruning helps maintain an attractive look while inducing branching for seasonal blooming.