The Watchet Azalea is a prolific late spring blooming robin hill hybrid rhododendron. This Azalea produces light pink single form blooms. In spring, glossy green evergreen foliage emerges as a light green before maturing to a deep green hue.
The Watchet Azalea is a dwarf variety and matures to 3′ H x 2′ W. Therefore, it naturally won’t engulf your landscape. Rather, it tends to grow into a compact dense shrub.
Try it in a container, hedge, mass planting, border, or mixed bed. This small azalea can be used as a bonsai.
Hardy from USDA Zones 6-8.
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 Watchet 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 Watchet 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.
To create a seamless hedge we recommend planting 1-2′ Appart and to create individual shrubs plant at least 3-4′ apart