If you are looking to really ‘wow’ with your landscape, look no further. The Formosa Azalea will have your neighbors and guests alike in awe with its luxurious blooms! Our favorite azalea variety.
The Formosa Azalea features rich, lavender-pink blossoms with darker accented blotches that are large and showy. This azalea will bloom early spring to midseason on tall, upright plants. Sometimes a second flower bloom will appear in early fall. The Formosa prefers full sun and is somewhat cold hardy but cannot withstand freezing temperatures.
The 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 azalea prefers well-drained, moist soil that is rich in humus and organic matter, and can grow up to 8 feet tall with a 6 foot spread. Truly remarkable!
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 quick growth.
Azalea indica 'Formosa'
- Showy flowers
- Drought tolerant
- Low maintenance