Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionThe continuous-blooming Bloom-A-Thon® Red Azalea (Rhododendron) will steal the spotlight in your garden for months on end with large, red blooms. Blooms appear in spring and continue to flourish until hard frost in the fall. The color doesn't stop there. Evergreen foliage provides rich, dark green color year-round.
You're not the only one that will love this azalea! Butterflies and hummingbirds will be delighted to linger around your garden and visit the blooms.
Maintenance is now a breeze, as this azalea does the hard work for you and self-cleans spent flowers. Only prune to shape the plant if desired.
DetailsBotanical name:Rhododendron 'RLH1-1P2' Patent #: USPP 21,562 Common name: Reblooming azalea Zone: 7 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun(6+ hours sun), Part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 3-4' x 3-4' Flower color: Red Foliage color: Dark green Season of interest: Spring, summer, fall Uses: Accent, background, border, cottage gardening, foundation, hedge, pollinator garden, woodland How To GrowSoil: Fertile, well-drained organic soil. Best suited for acidic soils with a pH ranging from 5.5 to 6.2. Alkaline soils may cause interveinal chlorosis (yellowing leaves). Light: Sun to Part-sun. High light exposure will cause flower scorch in summer. Water: Requires regular watering, especially in the heat. Add a layer of mulch beneath them to retain soil moisture. Spacing: 3 - 4 feet apart Fertilizing: Apply an acid-forming azalea fertilizer right after the azaleas finish blooming. Winterizing: Plant in a protected area from harsh winter winds to help prevent winter damage. Insulate the base of the shrub with a thick layer of mulch to reduce winter damage. Maintenance & Pruning: Regular pruning is not required, but plants can be trimmed to remove any dead growth or maintain shape.