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 with fragrant red flowers.
The large evergreen foliage of the plant will have colored blooms covering the deep dark green color to contrast nicely.
This fast growing azalea bush is not deciduous and will keep its deep pink blossoms until the first frost. It is a spreading type plant that spreads from seed pods and can be planted in dappled shade. Its fast growth rate makes it very versatile to grow!
- Showy flowers
- Drought tolerant
- Low maintenance
Botanical Name: Azalea indica 'Formosa'
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Pink, Purple
Mature Height: 6-8 ft
Mature Width: 4-6 ft
Zones: 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunlight: Partial sun / Partial shade
Azalea Bush Care
The Formosa bush prefers full sun to partial shade and is somewhat cold hardy but cannot withstand freezing temperatures.
The red Formosa Azalea is the most widely planted flowering shrub in the south, and its care is minimal and it withstands drought, heat and cold.
The soil preferences of the southern indica azalea are minimal.
It is recommended that you apply a thick layer (roughly 3 inches) of mulch around the azalea shrub to help control weed growth.
Loosen the roots when you plant the azaleas to encourage a quick growth rate.
Prune azaleas in late spring or early summer maintain desired size and shape.
Grow across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-10.