AZALEA: RED FORMOSA
LATIN NAME: RHODODENDRON FORMOSA (SOUTHERN INDICA)
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.
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
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.