Azalea Bloom-A-Thon® Red Description
Azaleas are the stars of the spring shrub garden with their colorful display of dazzling flowers. Now you can enjoy this flowering shrub in spring, summer & fall with up to 5 months of bloom.
Bloom-A-Thon azaleas are a new series of multi-season evergreen Azaleas. Double Red begins to bloom in April. During the heat of summer it cycles into another flush of blooms for 12-16 weeks lasting well into a fall.
Dark green, disease resistant medium sized evergreen leaves look pretty year round. Sturdy, dense, and well-branched upright growth habit reaches up to 5' tall and 4' wide.
Maintenance is a breeze. No need to prune off old flowers. This greatly improved azalaea is self-cleaning. Only prune to shape plant if desired.
Azaleas are adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions, but grow best under conditions of light shade (morning sun is best), adequate moisture and fertile, well-drained soil.
Special features: Butterfly lovers, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Easy care, Everblooming, Evergreen, Foliage interest, Hummingbird lovers, Long blooming, Multi-seasonal interest, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant, Reblooming, Season extender
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4-5' x 4-5'
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Accent, Background, Border, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Foundation, hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Woodland
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: PP21,562
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Soil: Fertile, well-drained organic soil. The soil must be acid with a pH around 5.5 to 6.2. Alkaline soil turns their leaves yellow between the veins, a condition called chlorosis. Due to lack of chlorophyll, the leaves cannot photosynthesize to make food and the plants slowly starve. If you have alkaline soil but still want azaleas, either grow them in pots or plant them in raised beds to which you've added garden sulfur to make the soil acid.
Light: Filtered to partial sun -- Part sun to dappled shade is ideal and eliminates flower scorch in full summer sun.
Water: Azaleas are shallow rooted, and will need regular watering in times of extreme heat. Adding a 2-inch layer of mulch beneath them will help keep the soil moist and cool.
Spacing: 3- 4 feet apart
Fertilizing: Apply an acid-forming, azalea fertilizer right after the azaleas finish blooming. To maintain great bloom, you can fertilize on June 1st and July 1st as well.
Winterizing: Planting in a protected area from harsh winter winds will help prevent winter damage. Applying Wilt-Pruf will significantly reduce winter desiccation. Insulating the base of the plant with a two or three inch layer of hardwood mulch will also reduce possible winter damage.
Maintenance & Pruning: Prune only in spring after first bloom, and just to shape plant, and remove any dead growth.
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