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Gumpo White Azalea Shrubs for Sale Online
Gumpo White Azalea or Azalea Satsuki 'Gumpo White' is a Satsuki hybrid known for its snowy white blooms in late spring and early summer. Its small size lends well for either tight spots in landscapes or to sit perfectly under windows. Evergreen Azaleas are easy to grow and maintain when planted in the right spot. A proper balance of early morning sun and afternoon shade is ideal to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
|Mature Height:||1 to 2 Feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 Feet|
|Classification:||Dwarf, broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Part shade to filtered sun|
|Pruning Season:||Pruning not needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, or containers|
How to Care for Gumpo White Azalea
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How to plant a White Azalea Satsuki Gumpo?
We suggest planting your newly purchased Azalea Gumpo White Shrubs by first digging a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. Good soil drainage is essential to avoiding root rot disease. Therefore you should plant your azalea in raised beds or plantings in heavy clay soils. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Azalea Gumpo White Shrubs spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil easier than if you used only the existing soil. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep, especially with Azaleas. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. Plant your azaleas in locations that receive at least six hours of sunlight daily. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a starter fertilizer that provides plants with a mycorrhizal fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots, fungus, and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.
How do I water White Azalea Gumpo Shrubs?
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Azalea Gumpo White Shrubs a thorough watering. 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, water a one-gallon pot until a count of 5, a three-gallon container would be a count of 15 seconds, and so on. Check soil moisture once a day for the first week or so and then once every other day after. You will want to water the bushes regularly after planting until they are well established. We like to tell folks that when watering Azalea's or any plant, for that matter, it's best not to soak the foliage of the plant. Water at the base of the plant near the soil line only. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How do I fertilize a White Azalea Gumpo Shrubs?
Azalea Gumpo White 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 Gumpo 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 shrubs, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution.
How do I mulch White Azalea Gumpo Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Azalea Gumpo White 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.