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Azalea Care Tips

Pink azaleas growing in a garden

Get To Know Azaleas

Welcome spring with blooms that provide stunning color as accents or mass plantings. These evergreen shrubs prefer filtered shade to morning sun. Choose from over a dozen varieties.
Classic Azalea
A prolific spring bloomer with lush, bright green foliage and over 12 varieties to choose from. 
Encore® Azalea
Blooms spring, summer and fall. Growth habit and size vary with variety. More sun tolerant and cold hardy. 
Bloom-A-Thon® Azalea
Spectacular, double blooms in spring and summer; reblooming in fall. Choose from lavender, hot pink, white, double pink, and red.
Perfecto Mundo® Azalea
Reblooming azalea provides months of colorful blooms, is resistant to lacebug, and more tolerant of sun. 

More About Azaleas

  • Evergreen shrub with a mounding, rounded habit.
  • Mature height can range from 2'-8', depending on variety.
  • Flowers typically bloom in the spring, although timing can vary by variety. Encore® Azalea and Bloom-A-Thon® varieties are known for their multi-season, prolific blooms.
  • Available in many different colors including white, pink, salmon, purple, and red.
  • Plant in containers, borders, shady beds or woodland gardens, or as privacy hedge or foundation planting.
  • Deer resistant.
Azaleas in pots
Encore® Azaleas Planted with Moneywort
Photo credit: Encore Azalea

Caring For Your Azalea

  • Light: Prefers filtered shade to morning sun in our area.
  • Soil: Requires well-drained, slightly acidic soil (pH of 5 or 6) with additional organic matter such as peat, compost and leaves.
  • Water: Needs regular or moderate watering. Typically weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • When to Plant: Plant azaleas in late winter, early spring, or in fall. Give each plant good soil for new roots by digging a wide hole—only as deep as the rootball—and partially filling the hole with E.B. Stone Organics Azalea, Camellia & Acid Planting Mix before planting.
  • Feeding: Fertilizing with an organic fertilizer is best. Organic fertilizers provide slow release of nutrients. E.B. Stone Organics Azalea, Camellia & Gardenia Food takes the guesswork out of feeding. It is specially blended for overall growth, green foliage and bloom production of acid-loving plants. And, you guessed it...you can use it on camellias and gardenias as well.
  • Pruning: Pruning isn't necessary, but can be used to control height. Pruning or pinching back young azalea plants helps to promote bushy growth and is best after bloom season.
Bloom-A-Thon Pink Double Azalea blooming in the garden
Bloom-A-Thon® Pink Double
Photo credit: Proven Winners
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