Azalea Indica Alaska
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.
Light Needs: Filtered to partial sun.
Watering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Botanical Pronunciation:uh-ZAY-lee-uh IN-dih-kuh
Plant type:Rhododendron, Shrub
Sunset climate zones:14 - 24
Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant, Year-round Interest
Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Camellia (Camellia); Clethra (Clethra); Japanese Maple (Acer)