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Azalea Girard Fuchsia Shrubs for Sale Online
Azalea Girard Fuchsia Shrub are flowering, evergreen shrubs that are used as foundation plants, hedges, and in border groupings. When in bloom, this azalea produces luscious lavender-purple flowers accented by dark green foliage.
This Fuchsia Azalea is a hardy plant that tolerates sunlight very well, especially in northern regions. The Girard Fuchsia is an evergreen shrub that contains darkish green foliage then changes its color into a reddish tone in the winter.
The Azalea's lush growth patterns and bright colors work to provide significant interest and excitement to any spring landscape. This azalea is recommended to be placed under spring flowering cherries or dogwoods to contrast the bloom's bold color from the foliage.
|2 to 4 feet
|3 to 5 feet
|Broad leaved evergreen shrub
|Part shade to filtered sun
|Pruning not needed
|Any well drained soil
|Water well until established
|Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, or containers
How to Care for Girard's Fuchsia Azalea
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How Should I Fertilize My Girard Fuchsia Azalea Shrub?
Azalea Shrubs grow best when fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release fertilizer such as Espoma Holly-tone. Fertilize Azalea Girard Fuchsia again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage extra flowers or faster growth of young shrubs. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully with Azalea Shrubs. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots produces excellent results and improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Azalea Girard Shrubs, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution.
How Do I Mulch My Girard Fuchsia Azalea Shrub?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Girard Fuchsia Azalea Shrubs with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality. They will also provide better nutrition overall as they break down. Mulching helps keep weeds away that compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
How Much Should I Water My Girard Azalea Shrub?
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Azalea Girard Fuchsia Shrubs a deep watering. Do not rush this process. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, when watering a one-gallon pot, do not stop until you count to 5. For a three-gallon container, you would count to 15 before stopping watering. For the first week, check the plant daily and then every other day. Be sure to water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
How Do I Prune My Girard Fuchsia Shrub?
Azalea Girard Shrubs, commonly known as Deciduous Azaleas, are closely related to our native rhododendrons. This deciduous shrub is known for its brilliant summer display of cheery pink blooms in early to mid-summer. The flowers bloom during the previous season's growth, so you must wait to prune until blooms expire to avoid cutting off the developing flower buds.