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Azalea 'Red Sunset'

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More About 'Red Sunset'

  • Clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers cover the plant
  • Crimson-red flowers
  • Medium green leaves appear after the flowers and turn bronzy-red in the fall
  • Upright, moderately columnar habit when mature
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Group: Exbury
  • Type: Deciduous

Zone:

5

Height:

125-150 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Red
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Red Sunset Azalea Growing and Maintenance Tips

Azalea have a shallow, fibrous root system, requiring constant moisture, but dislike standing water. They need protection from the midday sun and a fertile soil with a low pH. To promote flowering for the following season, any pruning should be done soon after blooming, to leave enough time for the buds to reset. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying winter winds is recommended in exposed locations.


'Red Sunset' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Columnar
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
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