Watchet Azalea flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 24 inches
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6
Clusters of soft pink blooms with darker pink spots cover this azalea in mid to late spring; an upright shrub that is great massed or as an accent plant; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained
Watchet Azalea is covered in stunning clusters of shell pink trumpet-shaped flowers with pink spots at the ends of the branches from mid to late spring. It has dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The glossy oval leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Watchet Azalea is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Watchet Azalea is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Watchet Azalea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
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