Azalea: Red Slippers Latin Name: rhododendron Red Slippers (Belgian hybrid)
The Basics This evergreen azalea blooms a rich red flower in the fall. It grows in a semi-dwarf pattern reaching 3-6 feet tall(3-6 feet wide). It is ideally used as a screen, accent, hedge, and highlight areas.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Sun to partial shade 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.