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Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs
Rhododendron 'Pink and Sweet'
Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs flower in Late June with delightfully fragrant, pink flowers that fill the garden with their sweet aroma.
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Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs for Sale Online
Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs produce flowers in May that is pink with a lighter pink and yellow eye. The aroma is rich and spicy. Long narrow leaves turn bronze during summer and purple-red with tones of orange and yellow in autumn. Perfect for any shaded landscape and well-draining soil garden. Plant in flower beds, container gardens, as ornamental plants, or as wind buffers.
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, Summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Habit:||Upright, great for naturalizing|
|Foliage:||Bronze-Green turning purple red in the Fall|
|Flower Color:||Pink with a yellow eye. Spicy fragrance|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late summer after flowering but rarely needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained slightly acidic soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates moist soil and partial shade or full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites|
How to Care for Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs
Before you purchase your Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrub, read our recommended care instructions to keep your plant healthy and thriving for years to come!
How Should I Plant My Pink and Sweet Azalea?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Azalea Shrubs to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted.
How do I mulch Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Azalea Pink and Sweet 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 do I fertilize Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs?
Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs grow best if fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release fertilizer such as espoma Holly-tone. Fertilize Azalea Pink and Sweet 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 Pink and Sweet Shrubs. An organic method of applying manure or compost around the roots improves the condition of the soil. Starting here would be a great first line of attack. Combine organic additions to the soil with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution. There are many slow-release fertilizers on the market.
How do I water Azalea Pink and Sweet Shrubs?
After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Azalea Pink and Sweet 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.