Dogwood Azalea

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Scientific Namerhododendron 'dogwood'
ExposurePartial Sun
Bloom/Featurewhite and pink variegated blooms
Avg. Dimensions3-4′ H x 3-4′ W
USDA Zones8-10
SoilWell-draining acidic soil
WaterMedium
UsesContainer, Specimen, Border, Hedge

Description

The Dogwood Azalea is a beautiful spring-blooming rhododendron. This selection produces single form bright white and pink variegated trumpet-shaped blooms. Watch and be amazed as these blossoms emerge in considerable numbers every year in late spring, and transform the appearance of this shrub for weeks to follow.

Glossy oval-shaped foliage emerges as a light green before maturing to a glossy emerald hue.

The Dogwood Azalea is a dwarf variety and matures to 3-4′ H x 3-4′ W. Therefore, it naturally won’t engulf your landscape. Rather, it tends to grow in a compact, dense spread.

Try it in a container, hedge, mass planting, border, or mixed bed.

Plant it with contrasting color and texture plants for maximum effect, such as the Night Light Chamaecyparis or Sunshine Ligustrum.

Dogwood Azalea Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 8-10

Plant in Partial Sun for best results.  Filtered Sun for much of the day or 2-3 hours of direct sun a day is sufficient. Too much sun will stress the plant, while too little sun will result in decreased foliage and bloom potential.

This rhododendron has only medium water requirements once established. For the first growing season, provide supplementary water 2-3 times a week in average weather conditions.

The Dogwood Valley White Azalea prefers acidic to neutral soil for best results. In addition, ensure that the soil drains well in order to avoid root rot.

Fertilize in early spring with a balanced acidic plant fertilizer. This will help ensure future growth and blooms, as well as promote the overall well-being of your plant.

Trim after the bloom cycle has ended. The Dogwood Azalea, like other yearly blooming rhododendrons, begins compiling the next years blooms after the end of the current years cycle. Trimming too late will decrease the amount of potential blooms for the next year.

Dogwood Azalea Spacing 

To create a seamless hedge we recommend planting 2′ apart and to create individual shrubs plant at least 4′ apart

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Additional information

Scientific Namerhododendron 'dogwood'
ExposurePartial Sun
Bloom/Featurewhite and pink variegated blooms
Avg. Dimensions3-4′ H x 3-4′ W
USDA Zones8-10
SoilWell-draining acidic soil
WaterMedium
UsesContainer, Specimen, Border, Hedge

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