Foliage TypeOvate, dark green foliage in the summer, followed by a variable bronze-red fall color. Deciduous in winter.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer.
Flower FormOpen, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 1 1/2" across, appear in trusses of up to 12.
Soil RequirementsWell-drained, humus enriched, acidic soil 4.0 to 5.5 pH..
PruningPrune to shape and to remove dead and broken branches. After flowering, before new flower buds form in midsummer.
Winter CareShallow fibrous root system should be mulched for each winter season.
Additional InformationDeveloped and released from the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 1986. Be careful when digging and hoeing around the base of azaleas because of the shallow root system.
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Planting InstructionsPerforms best in partial to full shade woodland setting. Plant 2-3" deep and approximately 3-5" apart.
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