Hampton Beauty Azalea

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Scientific NameRhododendron (Pericat Hybrid) 'Hampton Beauty'
ExposurePartial Sun
Bloom/FeatureSoft pink, funnel-shaped flowers in late spring
Avg. Dimensions4-5' H x 4-5' W
USDA Zones7-9
SoilWell-draining acidic soil
WaterMedium
UsesContainer, Specimen, Border, Hedge

Description

The Hampton Beauty Azalea is a prolific spring-blooming rhododendron. This selection produces soft pink funnel-shaped blooms in late spring. Every spring you will be anticipating a great colorful display of blooms that will last for weeks.

Evergreen oval-shaped foliage emerges as a light green before maturing to an emerald hue.

The Hampton Beauty Azalea matures to 4-5′ H x 4-5′ W and 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 Soft Caress Mahonia or Mojo Pittosporum

Hampton Beauty Azalea Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 7-9

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 Hampton Beauty 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 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 Hampton Beauty 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 number of potential blooms for the next year.

Hampton Beauty Azalea Spacing Recommendations

To create a seamless hedge we recommend planting 2-3′ Appart and to create individual shrubs plant at least 4-5′ apart

Additional information

Scientific NameRhododendron (Pericat Hybrid) 'Hampton Beauty'
ExposurePartial Sun
Bloom/FeatureSoft pink, funnel-shaped flowers in late spring
Avg. Dimensions4-5' H x 4-5' W
USDA Zones7-9
SoilWell-draining acidic soil
WaterMedium
UsesContainer, Specimen, Border, Hedge

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