Azalea ‘Red Bird’

'Red Bird' Azalea
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2-4′ x 2-4′

Exposure

Filtered Sun, Partial Shade

Water

High, Medium Water

Flower Color

Red

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hedge, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Spreading

Sunset Garden Zones

8, 9, 14-24

Compact spreading evergreen azalea developed primarily for cold hardiness. Flowers are borne in showy trusses of 1 to 4 per cluster. Bloom time is late April in warmer areas and as late as mid-June in cooler climates. This is usually a back of the border azalea. Plant drops some leaves during colder weather. Filtered light is best. Plant as you would any of the other azaleas: high and in well-drained acid soil rich with organic matter. Though azaleas have a potentially large list of possible pest and disease problems they are usually trouble free if planted correctly in proper cultural conditions.

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