Loaded with vibrant, pinkish orange blooms in spring and fall the Orange Macrantha Azalea is sure to set your landscape ablaze. This exciting evergreen shrub adds explosive pops of color and year-round interest.
With a mature height of 2 to 4 feet and width of 3 to 5 feet this stunning azalea has a compact habit that is beautiful in any landscape. The lush foliage is bright green. The 2 inch wide salmon pink flowers are gorgeous! These blooms coat the Orange Macrantha Azalea in late spring and again in fall. This reblooming azalea is a showy masterpiece that will have your neighbors abuzz.
Use in hedges or foundation and mass plantings for tons of brilliant color. The Orange Macrantha Azalea is a lovely accent in mixed beds and colorful garden getaways. Plant this azalea around the base of your favorite shade tree for a bold look. The Orange Macrantha is a knockout in containers on your patio, deck, or porch.
This azalea performs best with some shade and acidic, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established, this southern shrub is low maintenance and does not require pruning. Fertilize when planting and in spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer like the one we carry here for best growth and blooms.
Liven up your landscape with the dramatic Orange Macrantha Azalea. Order yours today!
|Grows in Zones||7, 8, 9|
|Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Soil Type||Acidic, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||3-4 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Rhododendron indica 'Macrantha Orange'|
How To Care for your new Orange Macrantha Azalea
Choose the right location and conditions for your new Orange Macrantha Azalea to thrive.
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
Be sure your azalea is planted in an area that gets some shade and has well-drained, acidic soil. If your soil is alkaline, you can amend it. 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.
Choose a balanced, slow-release fertilizer like the one we carry here. Fertilize in early spring to give the upcoming blooms a boost. 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 2 - 3 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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