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  • Azalea Encore Autumn Rouge

  • Azalea Encore Autumn Royalty

  • Azalea Fashion

  • Azalea Formosa Purple

  • Azalea Formosa Red

  • Azalea G.G. Gerbing

  • Azalea George Tabor

  • Azalea Girard Crimson

  • Azalea Girard Rose

  • Azalea Glory

  • Azalea Gumpa Pink

  • Azalea Gumpa White

  • Azalea Hampton Beauty

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  • Azalea Hindoegiri

  • Azalea Judge Solomon

  • Azalea Macrantha Pink

  • Azalea Mildred

  • Azalea Mother's Day

  • Azalea Pleasant White

  • Azalea President  Clay

  • Azalea Pride of Mobile

  • Azalea Renee Michelle

  • Azalea Ruffle Pink 

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Azalea Amaghasa

Azalea Christmas Cheer

Azalea Coral Bell

Azalea Encore Autumn Amethyst

Azalea Encore Autumn Embers

Azalea Encore Autumn Rouge

Azalea Encore Autumn Royalty

Azalea Fashion

Azalea Formosa Purple

Azalea Formosa Red

Azalea G.G. Gerbing

Azalea George Tabor

Azalea Girard Crimson

Azalea Girard Rose

Azalea Glory

Azalea Gumpa Pink

Azalea Gumpa White

Azalea Hampton Beauty

Azalea Hershey Red

Azalea Hino-Crimson

Azalea Hindoegiri

Azalea Judge Solomon

Azalea Macrantha Pink

Azalea Mildred

Azalea Mother's Day

Azalea Pleasant White

Azalea President  Clay

Azalea Pride of Mobile

Azalea Renee Michelle

Azalea Ruffle Pink 

Azalea Ruffle Red

Azalea Snow

Azalea Tradition

Azalea Wakaebisu

Azalea Watchet

 

Planting Instructions:

PLANTING SITES

Site selection is very important. Azaleas prefer light to moderate shade (year-round). In spring, flowers last longer on plants in filtered sun than those in full sun. This is especially true of late-flowering plants. Azaleas located in full sun are more susceptible to lace bugs than those grown in partial shade. Heavy shade, however, causes weak growth and a reduction in flower production. In winter, azaleas in partial shade usually suffer less cold injury to both the plants and flowers.

Azaleas planted under pine trees generally do well, as the moderate filtered shade and acidic soil are ideal conditions for vigorous growth. Those planted under shallow-rooted trees (maple, ash, some oaks) have difficulty competing with these other trees for moisture and nutrients.

PLANTING TIME

Container-grown azaleas can be planted any time of year, provided they are watered properly. Most are bought and planted in spring when in flower. Planting in spring, however, requires special attention to watering to ensure survival through the heat of summer. Buying and planting in fall allows the plant to become established before hot weather arrives. The disadvantage to fall planting is that you cannot actually see the flower in bloom.

Container-grown plants may be root-bound. If you notice roots circling the outside of the root ball after removing the plant from the container, make three or four cuts (equally spaced, a quarter-inch deep) from the top of the soil mass to the bottom with a sharp knife. Roots will be encouraged to spread into the soil and water can penetrate into the root ball.

When planting balled-and-burlapped plants, remove any wire or nylon strings from the root ball. The burlap can be left around the root ball but should be pulled away 6 to 8 inches from the top. Check to be sure there is no plastic inside the burlap. Remove any plastic before planting.

PREPARING THE SOIL

Azaleas grow best in acid (4.5 to 6.0 pH), well-drained soils high in organic matter. Before planting have the soil tested and adjust the pH according to soil test results.

Azaleas are shallow-rooted plants that are easily damaged by excessive soil moisture. When planted in poorly drained soils, azaleas do not receive the oxygen required for healthy growth and often develop root rot diseases.

PLANTING

Good drainage is essential for azaleas. Organic matter added to the soil improves drainage in clay soils and will increase a sandy soilís ability to retain water and nutrients. Current research has determined, however, that organic amendments should not be added just to the planting hole, but to as large a planting area as possible. In heavy clay soils, these amendments may actually hold excess moisture in the root zone when added to a small planting hole, creating a "bathtub" effect.

Azaleas do not tolerate wet soils, so it is important to avoid this problem by digging and amending a large area when planting them. The area of the bed should be large enough to accommodate the plants at maturity and space for the plants on the outside to spread their roots. Information on mature plant size may be on the tag attached to the plant at purchase, but you may have to inquire with the salesperson or look this information up in a book.

When planting two or more types of plants together, add their ultimate (mature) spreads together and divide by the number of plants to calculate their spacing. For example, if planting an azalea with a mature spread of 4 feet with another type of shrub whose mature spread is 6 feet, the planting distance between them is 5 feet (4 + 6 divided by 2). Some "common sense" adjustments may have to be made at times when expected growth rate and plant spread may be reduced because of less than ideal conditions, or if vigorous and slow-growing plants are planted together.

After calculating the area of the bed, dig the entire bed 6 to 8 inches deep. If you choose to add organic matter to improve drainage, mix in 4 inches of composted pine bark throughout the bed prior to planting.

Place each plant in the bed based on the space needed for growth to its mature size. For each plant, dig a hole only as deep as the root ball. The top of the root ball should be level with (or just slightly higher than) the ground level. It should not be lower than ground level.

Tamp down the area on which the root ball will rest to give it some firm footing. This will also prevent it from sinking below the level of the soil. After planting, lightly pack the soil around the roots. Water plants to eliminate air pockets. Do not fertilize azaleas at planting; newly planted shrubs can be fertilized after they become established.

For single plants, dig a hole the same depth as the root ball and two to three times wider than the area to be covered by the branches of the plant you are setting. Place the plant in the center of the planting hole (be sure the top of the root ball is level with or higher than the ground level). Shape a ring of soil about 3 inches high and 2 feet from the main stem to direct the flow of rainwater to the plant.

If the chosen planting site is not well-drained, prepare a raised bed. Elevate the area to ensure good surface and internal drainage. Dig a shallow hole (or bed) so that the top of the root ball is not at ground level but elevated several inches above ground level. Build up around the root ball with topsoil.

Most soils in South Carolina are acidic enough for optimum growth of azaleas except possibly around the foundations of new homes. Discarded mortar in these areas often causes the pH to become too basic for azaleas. This soil should be removed and replaced with new soil before planting azaleas. Have soil tested to determine pH and fertilizer requirements.

MULCHING

Finally, apply 2 to 3 inches of organic mulch, such as compost or pine straw, around the plants (or entire bed). Mulch will help moderate soil temperatures, conserve moisture and discourage weeds. Pull the mulch away from the main stem to prevent disease.

WATERING

Watering newly planted azaleas is essential. This is especially true when planting in spring. Their shallow roots will dry out quickly during periods of limited rainfall. When the soil appears dry, water thoroughly to wet the soil to a depth of 8 to12 inches. Avoid overhead irrigation to reduce incidence of disease. Soaker hoses or drip irrigation that applies water slowly to the base of plants is recommended.

Be mindful that azaleas do not like wet soils. It is important to reach a balance of regular, deep water-ing and good drainage to promote a healthy plant.

Links to diseases for Azaleas:

Azalea Diseases

   Last update: 03/18/05   The Christian Counter

 

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