Looking for a flowering shrub to add a little beauty and elegance to your yard? Try the Red Ruffle Azalea! Azaleas have been the most popular flowering shrub for decades. and the Red Ruffle boasts bold color tthat will brighten any landscape.
The Red Ruffle Azalea is a small, compact, round shrub. These particular Azaleas have a very formal and elegant bloom. The blooms are gorgeous throughout the spring. Red Ruffles are also known to have a second bloom (not as heavy) in the fall. They have a bounty of delicate, bright violet-red flowers that are about 3” in diameter. The leaves of the Red Ruffle are dark and lengthy. These leaves have a more distinct pointed tip at the end than other Azalea leaves. As it matures, the foliage takes on a dark hunter green color. The leaves also become somewhat leathery in appearance. This Azalea is dwarf to mid size, and reach about 3-5 feet in height and spread.
The Red Ruffle Azalea is a perfect choice when looking for a formal look. You can use them in front of your house to add “curb appeal” to your property. They are perfect for your front yard, front porch or entry way. They grow in outdoor planters, pots and raised beds. The bright color makes the Red Ruffle Azalea a suitable choice for a specimen or accent plant near a house foundation, water feature or in a flower bed. Red Ruffles could be planted close together to create a colorful thick border, hedges and dense mound of color and foliage. It's the perfect Azalea to use where larger azaleas won’t fit due to space restrictions.
Red Ruffle Azaleas require very little maintenance. They prefer partial shade and rich, acidic well drained soil. It is recommended that you water on a regular basis and use a high quality slow release fertilizer to keep your azaleas blooming. In order to maintain shape we suggest a light pruning from time to time. Whether you are using the Red Ruffle Azalea as a standalone shrub or in mass quantity it will add the eye catching appeal you are seeking!
|Grows in Zones||8, 9|
|Sunlight||Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Type||Acidic, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||3-4 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Rhododendron 'Red Ruffles'|
How To Care for your new Red Ruffle 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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