Azalea - Pink Ruffle / Size 1
Pink Ruffle Azalea / Rhododendron

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Product Code: AZLPKR1

Azalea ( Rhododendron ) 'Pink Ruffle' - Belgian Hybrid

Overall Description

Pink Ruffle Azalea is a very attractive mid sized Azalea shrub with beautiful medium green evergreen foliage, and a huge explosion of 3" diameter light violet pink colored blooms. Blooms are superb throughout the spring, but Pink Ruffle is also well known to re-bloom again ( though not as heavily ) again in the fall. The big distinguishing feature that we feel sets the Pink Ruffle Azalea apart from most other pink tone Azaleas is the frilly "ruffled" edges all over each & every bloom. Very formal, elegant looking blooms indeed. Newer foliage growth is very bright green, and matures into a slightly darker shade of green......providing a good contrast & background for the multitude of brightly colored blooms of this hybrid Azalea variety.

Popular uses for Pink Ruffle include foundation plantings, colorful accents or borders, and also works very well in container gardening. Have even seen this variety used as an understory planting under the shady canopies of larger shade trees.

Like all Azaleas, Pink Ruffle prefers semi shade, and will even do well in planting locations with mostly shade. Shallow, non aggressive root system makes them a great foundation planting choice, and can even be planted closely together for use as a colorful hedge. This fairly shallow root system however, also requires that Azaleas be given regular waterings - be sure that your Azaleas receive water equivalent to about 1" of rainfall each & every week throughout the growing season.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 2 - 4 ft

--Mature Width : 2 - 4 ft

--Growth Rate :
Slow to moderate ( 4" - 6" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
7b - 10

--Sun Exposure :
Partial to mostly shade

--Soil Preference :
Average to cool moist & fertile. Mulching strongly recommended

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - nice medium green elongated leaves that have a more distinct pointed tip at the end than many Azalea varieties do. Somewhat of a leathery appearance to mature foliage.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - large numbers of bright violet / red colored blooms that typically measure 3" in diameter.

--Diseases / Insects :
Some of the more commonly seen pests to try & bother azaleas would be Bark Scale, Azalea lace Bugs, Leafminers, and occasionally Whiteflies. Diseases are generally not a problem, but the following have been noted in many of the Southern / warmer zones where extensive humidity & moisture can cause some of the following: Azalea gall, powdery mildew, rust, and twig blights.

--Recommended Spacing :
2 - 2 1/2 ft apart recommended for hedge planting

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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