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Red Ruffles Evergreen Azalea

Rhododendron 'Red Ruffles'
Produces masses of showy, deep cerise, single to semi-double blooms with frilly petals. A beautiful evergreen shrub for use as a low hedge or screen for an impressive color display. Best in sun to part sun in cooler climates, dappled shade in hot summer areas. Also makes a colorful container planting.
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Quick Facts

  • Great foundation plant
  • Attracts birds and bees
  • Produces massive, showy flowers

Details

Produces masses of showy, deep cerise, single to semi-double blooms with frilly petals. A beautiful evergreen shrub for use as a low hedge or screen for an impressive color display. Best in sun to part sun in cooler climates, dappled shade in hot summer areas. Also makes a colorful container planting.

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 60 inches

Mature Width

Up to 60 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Foundation, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Firescaping

Features

Attractive flowers

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring

Bloom Color

Red

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Pruning time: spring after flowering.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Humus-rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soils

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Protect from afternoon sun in hot summer climates

Water Needs

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often

Disease and Pests

Azalea lace bug. Poor drainage can lead to mold and root rot

USDA Hardiness Zone

8

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