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Red Formosa Azalea - 1 Gallon Pot
Red Formosa is perhaps the least known of the large growing heat and sun tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid Azaleas. We think that makes it special as you won't see this one growing in as many landscapes across the South. In spring, Red Formosa produces a profusion of large (3-4 inch), flowers with striking fuchsia petals and red freckles red freckles. Get all the details below!

Red Formosa Azalea - 1 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 1 GALLON POT
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1 $28.97
2 - 3 $26.94
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Red Formosa Azalea
Azalea indica 'Red Formosa'

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

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7b, where this Azalea variety is not winter hardy outdoors, you can enjoy growing it in containers that can be moved indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes
 
‘Red Formosa’ is perhaps the least known of the large growing heat and sun tolerant Southern Indica Hybrid Azaleas. We think that makes it special as you won't see this one growing in as many landscapes across the South. In spring, Red Formosa produces a profusion of large (3-4 inch), flowers with striking fuchsia petals and red freckles red freckles. Unlike most azaleas, Southern Indicas are well known for their ability to tolerate full to mostly sun as well as part sun. Grows more rapidly than other types of azaleas in a large mound 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. A fine selection for a colorful natural hedge or screen in landscape and woodland borders.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 6 to 8 feet tall and wide, Red 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.  

Suggested Spacing:  4 to 5 feet apart for solid hedges;  10 feet apart for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

Southern Indica Azaleas are easy to grow, preferring a moist but well-drained, acidic soil rich in organic matter and full sun to part shade. That said, though full sun is tolerated, we think all azaleas perform and look their best when receiving some filtered sunlight during the hottest part of summer afternoons. Established plants have good drought tolerance and require little to no pruning.




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'
Spacing:  4-5' for solid hedges; 10'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright, Rounded, Bushy
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Fuchsia-Red
Flower Size:   3"
Flowering Period:  Spring
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
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 (amended), Loam, Sandy (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  4.5 - 6.5 (Acid to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low, Average
Attracts: Visual Attention
Resistances:  Heat, Humidity, Sun



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