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Sunset Pink Azalea - New For 2021!

Rhododendron 'Sunset Pink'

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Sunset Pink Azalea (Rhododendron 'Sunset Pink') at CountryMax Stores

Sunset Pink Azalea flowers

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Group/Class:  Exbury Hybrid

Description:

Pretty rose-pink double blooms with golden blotches cover this attractive open airy shrub in late spring; ideal when massed in borders, foundation plantings, or low screening; absolutely must have well-drained, highly acidic and organic soil

Ornamental Features

Sunset Pink Azalea is covered in stunning clusters of lightly-scented rose trumpet-shaped flowers with pink overtones and a gold blotch at the ends of the branches from mid to late spring, which emerge from distinctive salmon flower buds before the leaves. It has green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The glossy narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sunset Pink Azalea is an open multi-stemmed deciduous 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.

Sunset Pink Azalea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sunset Pink Azalea will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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