AZALEA: CORONADO RED
LATIN NAME: THODODENDRON X 'CORONADO RED'
The beautiful red 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 turn bronze-red in winter. This plant can be used as a hedge, or decorative accent planting.
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: 6-9
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.