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Formosa Southern Indica Azalea - 1 Gallon Pot
One of the best and lowest growing of the sun and heat-tolerant evergreen Southern Indica Azaleas, 'Formosa' displays LOADS of large and showy funnel-shaped bright purple flowers that nearly cover the deep green foliage on large, mounding evergreen shrubs 8 to 10 feet tall and wide. Get all the details below!

Formosa Southern Indica Azalea - 1 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 1 GALLON POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $29.97
2 - 3 $27.90
4+ $25.89

Formosa Southern Indica Azalea
Rhododendron indica 'Formosa'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones:  7b-10b Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Azalea variety is not winter hardy outdoors, you can enjoy it in containers that can be moved indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

One of the best of the sun and heat-tolerant evergreen Southern Indica Azaleas, Formosa Azalea wows in spring when it produces LOADS of large, bright purple flowers that nearly cover the foliage. Grows more rapidly than other types of azaleas in a large mound 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. This makes Formosa a fine selection for a colorful natural hedge or screen in landscape and woodland borders.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a large mound 6 to 8 feet tall and wide over time, Formosa Azalea is most useful as a natural hedge or in small to large groupings in landscape borders. The plants perform exceptionally well under tall pine trees. Also ideal for use as accents, corner plants or as espalier against large open walls in home foundation plantings. Lower branches can also be removed to form an attractive small evergreen tree serves well as a focal point in the landscape or large containers. A fine addition to Azalea gardens, purple theme gardens and cottage gardens.  

Spacing:  5 feet apart for solid hedges;  12 feet or more apart for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

Southern Indica Azaleas are very easy to grow. They prefer a moist but well-drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter and full sun to part shade. That said, we think they perform and look their best with a little shade or filtered sunlight during the hottest part of summer afternoons. Established plants have good drought tolerance.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Azaleas.
 


Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7b-10b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  6-8'
Width at Maturity:  6-8'
Suggested Spacing:  5' for solid hedge; 12'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Mounding, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Spacing: 5' for solid hedges - 10'+ for space between plants
Flower Color:  Purple
Flower Size:  Large, 3-3.5"
Flowering Period:  Spring
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand (Amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  4.5 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Heat, Humidity, Sun



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