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Crimson Majesty Azalea

Rhododendron 'Crimson Majesty'

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Crimson Majesty Azalea (Rhododendron 'Crimson Majesty') at All Seasons Nursery

Crimson Majesty Azalea foliage

Crimson Majesty Azalea foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Crimson Majesty Azalea (Rhododendron 'Crimson Majesty') at All Seasons Nursery

Crimson Majesty Azalea

Crimson Majesty Azalea

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7


Grown primarily for stunning crimson new foliage that appears all year on this compact variety; floral display is much less significant; an excellent foundation plant; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained

Ornamental Features

Crimson Majesty Azalea has attractive dark green foliage with hints of burgundy which emerges crimson in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. It features subtle pink trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Crimson Majesty 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 can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Crimson Majesty Azalea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Crimson Majesty Azalea will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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.

Crimson Majesty Azalea makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.