AZALEA – RED RUFFLE

COMMON NAME Red Ruffle Azalea
BOTANICAL NAME Rhododendron simsii (Azalea indica)
HEIGHT 24″
WIDTH 18″
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 40+ years
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 10° F
SOIL TYPE Moist, well drained, and acidic. Intolerant of soggy soil.
WATERING REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and water every day for 2 weeks.Week 3 and week 4, water deeply twice a week. From week 5 forward water deeply once or twice a week. Supplement with water during droughts and the hot, dry months to keep your plant lush and thriving. Reduce watering in the Winter when growth slows.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE No
SALT TOLERANCE No
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun to part shade
FERTILIZING Sparingly use well-balanced, slow release, granular azalea/camellia /gardenia/ixora fertilizer as instructed on the packaging. Halt fertilizing from the Fall to Winter, then begin again in the Spring. Do not allow fertilizer to clump, be sure to disperse evenly. Clumped fertilizer can potentially burn roots, potentially harming or killing a plant. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves, flowers, stems, and trunks. Do not over-fertilize, as this will result in more foliage and less flowers.
FLOWER Showy, red blooms with ruffled petals and long stamens.
MONTH OF COLOR Spring to Fall (lightly)
FRUIT Long, brown, 1/2″ to 1″. Inedible.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Toxic to animals. (Dogs, cats, horses, humans.)
COMMENTS Most popular Dwarf Red Azalea. Does best with some shade and irrigation.
PRICE 30 gallon $150, 7 gallon $25, 3 gallon $13