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Rhododendron indicum 'Formosa' /Formosa Azalea

Rhododendron indicum 'Formosa'  / Rhododendron indicum 'Formosa'
An all-time favorite among azaleas that are quite reliable
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An all-time favorite among azaleas that are quite reliable

Although flowering is always a great feature the foliage on this azalea is a rich green when not in bloom

Plants will grow to be very large if not pruned. Grows well in full sunlight and shade

Close-up image of dark rosy-pink flowers with a touch of blue in the blooms

Close-up image of flowers

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Scientific Name: Rhododendron indicum 'Formosa'
Common Name: Formosa Azalea
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This azalea is among the most robust of all the southern azaleas. The three inch, early spring flowers are a bluish-pink to rose-purple with a darker blotch in the throat, and the foliage is a dark rich green and the overall plant growth is upright. Because this azalea grows very large, periodic pruning may be required to keep growth in check. Probably the most widely planted of all the southern azaleas.