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Azalea Formosa


Azalea Formosa 

  • Rich lavender-pink flowers with darker accent blotch are large and showy.
  • Blooms early to midseason on tall, upright plants.
  • Valued for massing in the south.
  • Sun tolerant, very hardy, and quite vigorous.

Watering Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Botanical Pronunciation:uh-ZAY-lee-uh IN-dih-kuh
Plant type: Shrub, Rhododendron
Deciduous/evergreen: Evergreen
Sunset climate zones: 8, 9, 14 - 24
Growth rate: Moderate
Average landscape size: Up to 8 ft. tall, but can be trimmed to about 4 ft.
Special features: Attracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Year-round Interest
Foliage color: Green
Blooms: Early spring
Flower color: Purplish-pink
Flower attributes: Showy Flowers
Companion Plants: Group this vivid azalea with other acid-loving plants such as Normandy Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Normandy'), Seiryu Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'), Orangee Flame Oregon Grape Holly, (Mahonia aquifolium 'Orangee Flame') and Makinoi's Holly Fern, (Polystichum makinoi).

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