This evergreen shrub is grown for its double flowers in spring and attractive foliage throughout the year. Its showy blooms are pink with multiple petals and generally emerge in May. It grows to 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.
Azaleas need afternoon shade or dappled shade throughout the day in our area and moist, well-drained, acidic soil. Adding compost at the time of planting and mulching is highly recommended. The evergreen leaves will also scorch if exposed to winter wind, and a product to lower pH may have to be routinely applied.
This plant works best as a foundation plant or in a woodland garden.