Mature Size: 3-4′ High & Wide – Tight, compact form
Light: Part Sun – Needs afternoon shade
Flower Color: Rose pink – Extra large blooms
Bloom Time: Late Spring – May
Nuccios’s Wild Cherry Azalea is a compact plant with cherry red flowers. It is a great option for containers and is often used to turn into a bonsai. A fairly low maintenance shrub, azaleas can be pruned to shape after they bloom.
Azaleas do best when planted with some shade during the hottest part of the afternoon. They should not be planted in hot, dry spots or places that get reflected afternoon sun (like against a south facing white wall). Good soil conditions are essential for evergreen azaleas. They thrive in moist, well-drained soil. When planting use an organic compost and raise slightly to prevent standing water.