The Johanna Azalea is an evergreen shrub that produces masses of red ruffled blooms. This shrub looks great all year around. Spring and summer provide crimson colored flowers with dark green foliage while autumn and winter bring warm, red foliage.
The Johanna Azalea is a hardy shrub that is densely branched. Masses of intensely pigmented blooms are produced in mid spring and provide long lasting color. Foliage is dark and glossy in the summer, but soon turns red in the fall and winter. This shrub stays small and compact only reaching a height and width of 4 feet. It is virtually maintenance free!
The Johanna Azalea is great for many uses. It can be used as a foundation planting, border, or hedge. It adds a great pop of color to any shaded or naturally wooded area. Use it in a mass planting or even as a lone specimen. This Azalea is great for a container.
The Johanna Azalea prefers partial sun to partial shade and moist, highly acidic soil. When choosing and area for you azalea, be sure to keep this in mind. Dig a hole twice as wide as the pot that your shrub has arrived in. Remove the shrub from the pot and gently probe your fingers in the bottom of the root ball to break up the dirt. Place the plant in the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil. Backfill the hole while gently tamping the soil to remove any air pockets. Water thoroughly. Be sure to put mulch around the base of the shrub, to inhibit the growth of weeds and protects the roots from cold weather. This shrub does not require regular pruning, however if you feel the need to do so, trim only after flowers have started to fade away. Apply our slow release fertilizer in the spring to ensure the best flowering results.
|Grows in Zones||6, 7, 8|
|Sunlight||Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Type||Acidic, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||3-4 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Azalea japonica 'Johanna'|
How To Care for your new Johanna Azalea
When planting your Azalea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive.
Planting time: Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant Azaleas. However, if you avoid freezing and extremely hot temperatures you can plant any time of the year.
Sun: Full sun tends to burn most Azaleas especially in warmer climates so look for a site that provides a balanced mix of shade and sun.
Soil: Be sure your soil is well-drained and acidic. If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil. To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution. To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting.
Fertilizer: Choose a fertilizer for acid loving plants. Fertilize in late winter or early spring to give the upcoming blooms a boost.
Pruning: You don’t need to prune azaleas, but pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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