Azalea (Rhododendron) 'Girard's Hot Shot'
More About 'Girard's Hot Shot'
- Orange-red, trumpet-shaped flowers cover the plant
- Flowers are profuse enough to almost hide the leaves
- Mounding, rounded habit when mature
- Bloom Time: Spring
- Group: Girard
- Type: Evergreen
The glossy, evergreen leaves become dark yellow-green in the winter.
Girard's Hot Shot 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.
'Girard's Hot Shot' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting