Azalea 'Red Demon' 2gal
With radiant flowers that are just as welcome in a tropical oasis as they are in an English cottage garden, Red Demon delivers bright, gorgeous color on a winter-hardy plant. Two-tone blooms are awash in rich color that adds depth and beauty to butterfly gardens or borders. This particular cultivar is a very strong pollinator lure, urging butterflies and bees by the hundreds to visit the landscape during the long mid spring to early summer bloom time. Plus, Red Demon boasts a longer lifespan compared to other azaleas. Planted in groups, it makes a fine flowering hedgerow or privacy screen, growing to 4 feet tall with a 5 foot spread. Rhododendron 'Red Demon'
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 4 - 5 feet
Spread: 36 - 48 inches
Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4-7
Flowering Date: Blooms mid spring to early summer
Planting Instructions: Set at the same level it is growing in the container. As Azaleas are surface rooting, a year-round mulch is recommended.
Winter Care: A winter mulch is advantageous in northern zones. Remove in early spring before growth starts.
Flower Color: Red
Flower Form: 1 1/2" flowers in trusses of up to 30 trumpet shaped blooms.
Foliage Type: Attractive green summer foliage. Deciduous in winter.
Pruning: To shape and remove dead wood after flowering
Soil Requirement: Well drained, moisture retentive, acid humus enriched soil
Watering Requirement: Average water needs
Additional Information: Fertilize after blooming with an acidic fertilizer for best growth.