In the Garden
Profuse springtime blooms in shades of white, pink, red, or salmon, so plentiful and large as to completely hide the foliage, make this Azalea a favorite landscape shrub for temperate and tropical climates. This large, spreading evergreen Azalea is most impressive when used in mass plantings but makes an attractive specimen planting as well. Plant in mass on 1-2m centres.
Plant in rich, moist, acid soil in light to medium shade, protected from winds. Plants grow well with several hours of direct sun but grow best in filtered shade from tall trees. This Azalea is more tolerant of adverse conditions, including drought than other Azaleas, but the soil must be open and porous, yet able to retain water well. It tolerates sun better than other Azaleas. A thick (3 inches deep) mulch is recommended to help ensure adequate root growth. Roots are located in the top several inches, even in sandy, well-drained soil.