Pink Pearl Azalea flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Group/Class: Kurume Hybrids
This low, dwarf evergreen shrub has small, light green leaves and pretty clusters of airy pink hose-in-hose flowers in mid spring; absolutely must have well-drained, highly acidic and organic soil, use plenty of peat moss when planting
Pink Pearl Azalea is blanketed in stunning clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers with white throats at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It has light green evergreen foliage. The small oval leaves remain light green throughout the winter.
Pink Pearl Azalea is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
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.
Pink Pearl Azalea is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Pink Pearl Azalea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 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. You may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. 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 foliage 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.