If you are looking to really ‘wow’ with your landscape, look no further. The Formosa Azalea will have neighbors and guests alike in awe with its luxurious blooms! Our favorite azalea variety.
The Azalea Formosa features rich, lavender-pink blossoms with darker accented blotches that are large and showy. This evergreen shrub will bloom early spring to midseason on tall, upright plants. Sometimes a second flower bud will appear in early fall.
The Formosa prefers full sun to partial shade and is somewhat cold hardy but cannot withstand freezing temperatures. Semi drought tolerant once established. Has an upright growth habit and is a great choice for foundation planting.
The purple Formosa Azalea is the most widely planted flowering shrub in the south, and its care is minimal and it withstands drought, heat and cold. This evergreen azalea prefers well-drained soil that is rich in humus and organic matter, and can grow up to 8 feet tall with a 6 foot spread. Truly remarkable!
The soil preferences of the southern indica azalea are minimal. It can tolerate a variety of soils and planting sites. The formosa does need protection from the wind and regular required watering.
It is recommended that you apply a thick layer (roughly 3 inches) of mulch around the azalea shrub to help control weed growth. Use a regular watering schedule throughout the first growing season to help establish a root system. Loosen the roots when you plant the azaleas to encourage a quick growth rate. Keep soil moist.
Grow across the United States in USDA growing zones 7-10.
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Azalea indica 'Formosa'
- Showy flowers
- Drought tolerant
- Low maintenance