2ft Pink AZALEA in 6” Pot
The evergreen azaleas are mostly natives of Japan. Azaleas do not like “wet feet’. Provide good drainage by planting azaleas with the tops of their root balls a few inches above the ground level and then mound soil up to the plants. Water needs are dependent on soil types, temperatures, winds and sunlight. Keep the root systems moist. In a dry fall, water heavily after a good frost. To avoid cutting off next year’s flower buds, do major pruning of azaleas soon after they bloom.
The Encore Azalea Autumn Bonfire produces rich, true-red velvety blooms that stand out boldly against the dark green evergreen foliage. These Azaleas can bloom up to three times per year in spring, summer, and fall. Although its blooms are reminiscent of the Autumn Fire Encore Azalea, the Bonfire’s foliage does not change color like the Fire, but it instead preserves its bright green foliage all year long. Furthermore, the Autumn Bonfire is larger than the Autumn Fire, reaching 3 feet high and 3.5 feet wide.
The Autumn Bonfire features a fast-growth habit, and will make itself at home in your landscape faster than many other reblooming azaleas. Try this Encore Azalea as a foundation planting at the foot of your house. Use them as a reblooming hedge, the frequent blooms will provide a unique twist to your conventional hedge. Plant them in a container for a fantastic burst of color that will perform for years to come. Additionally, the Bonfire is a great choice as an accent or specimen.
Established azaleas typically do not need any additional fertilizer if the azaleas are kept well mulched. The humus from the decomposing mulch provides adequate nutrients for the azaleas. If you do fertilize, it is best to apply it between late fall and early spring when the plants are dormant. Avoid fertilizing after June, to keep from pushing plants into active growth before the winter cold. The late growth is susceptible to frost and freeze damage.
Soil acidity (pH) for azaleas should be in the range between a low of 4.5 and a high of 6.0 for best results. Azaleas can be used in many ways in landscapes. They can be used as specimen plants or focal points, foundation planting, hedges, screens, and container plants. They can be placed in borders and beds, and along paths and driveways. Azaleas have so much versatility because of their varied characteristics of plant size, flower colors and bloom times.
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