Bloom-A-Thon Double Pink Azalea Shrubs
Bloom-A-Thon Double Pink Azalea Shrubs are twice as nice as other azaleas! Large, double pink flowers appear in April for 4 to 6 weeks, then rebloom in early July continuing through fall until the first hard frost. The dark green evergreen foliage is disease and heat-resistant.
|Mature Height:||3.5 to 4.5 feet|
|Mature width:||3 to 4 feet|
|Classification:||dwarf, Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Part Shade to filtered sun|
|Flower Color:||Pink blooms|
|Pruning Season:||Pruning not needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Require:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, or containers|
How to Care for Bloom-A-Thon Double Pink Azalea
After purchasing a Bloom-A-Thon Double Pink Azalea Shrub, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How should I prune my Bloom-A-Thon Double Pink Azalea Shrubs?
The best time to trim azaleas is after the blossoms have faded and flowers typically begin forming at the beginning of July, so you must prune Bloom-A-Thon Double Pink Azalea Shrubs before then. If you prune azaleas after early July, you may not get any flowers on the bush next year. The most important reason for pruning Azaleas is to improve the overall health of the plant. Doing so will reward you with a flush of new growth. Removing the dead and dying limbs will minimize the possibility of diseases such as “die back” and allow the plant to re-concentrate its energies and produce more foliage.
How Should I Plant My Double Pink Shrub?
When planting your newly purchased Bloom-A-Thon Double Pink Azalea shrubs, dig 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 a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. Poor drainage inevitably leads to root rot on Bloom-A-Thon Double Pink Azalea; therefore, consider raised beds/plantings in heavy clay soils. A good rule is that you should still see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Place azaleas in locations that receive at least six hours of sunlight daily. Bio-tone starter fertilizer 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 and 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.
What type of mulch should I use for my Bloom-A-Thon Double Pink Azalea Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Bloom-A-Thon Double Pink 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 and 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. This shrub is a plant that will respond well to mulching with pine Needles (if available in your area). This will help maintain the acidic condition that azalea shrubs thrive.
When Should I fertilize my Bloomathon Double Pink Azalea Shrubs?
Double Pink 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 Bloom-A-Thon 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.