This Weeks Plant of the Week: Azalea
by Christina Timm
The Azalea is a great spring blooming plant that comes in a variety of colors. They are typically the first to bloom in the garden and offer mass color. Their showy clusters of flowers come in white, yellow, orange, pink, and red. They are a compact shrub, most only achieving about 4-5 feet in height and width.
All Azaleas are deciduous meaning they lose their leaves in the fall time and re-bloom in the spring time. Most can handle a full day’s sun, but they are tolerable to partial shade. The Azalea is a great accent shrub against a house with lower growing perennials planting in front, out in a garden offering spring interest, or they can make great memorial shrubs.
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Growth: 4-5’ tall and 4-5’ wide
Zone: 4-7 MN Hardy for around -30 degrees
Varieties of Azaleas we Offer in our store:
While Supplies Last!
Northern Hi-Lights Azalea
Creamy white blooms with yellow centers.
Mandarin Lights Azalea
Orange flowers with red dots covering the blooms in the spring.
Northern Lights Azalea
Provides shades of light pinks and dark pinks.
Ranges from a variety of colors: cream, yellow, orange, and red orange.
White blooms with hints of pink and have yellow centers.