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Azalea Little John


Azalea Little John 

Eye-catching purple-red foliage covers this symmetrically branched rounded shrub. Single burgundy-red blooms occasionally appear in spring. A colorful accent, valued for its colorful evergreen foliage. Works well in containers, or as a hedge or border plant. Provides excellent color contrast against green or gold-leaved shrubs.

Watering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Botanical Pronunciation:uh-ZAY-lee-uh
Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
Growth habit:Rounded
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Year-round Interest
Foliage color:Burgundy
Blooms:Prized for foliage; occasionally produces sporadic blooms in spring.
Flower color:Purple

Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Tree Fern (Alsophila, Dicksonia); Daphne (Daphne); Fatsia (Fatsia)
Care Information
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Steve Yeatts
Hard to get azaleas.

Arrived in excellent condition.

Nicole Olsdal
In praise of Azalea ‘Little John’

The azaleas I ordered arrived here (7b zone) in excellent condition as pictured. They’re beautiful foliage plants that provide contrast to Melianthus ‘Antow’s blue’ and Fothergilla ’blue shadow’ while coordinating well with loropetallum and cascading redbud. When installing these specimens, I amended our heavy clay soil with sand and potting soil to great results; all of the plants are thriving in extremes ranging from brutal summer heat to torrential downpours. Thank you, Divine Botanicals, for offering these hard-to-find azaleas

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