Azalea: Red Formosa Latin Name: rhododendron Formosa (Southern Indica)
The Basics In spring, this Azalea blooms a rich red flower. This emerald evergreen has a vigorously upright growth habit reaching heights of 6 -8 feet(4-6 feet wide), but often trimmed at 4 feet. It is ideally used as a screen, accent, hedge, and highlight areas.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full to partial sun 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.