Most azaleas are hardy in planting zones 6-9, with a few varieties tolerating colder temperatures up to zone 4. Azaleas do best in spots sheltered from harsh winds. Partial Shade: Plant azaleas in dappled sunlight, or in a spot with morning sun and afternoon shade.
Wishing you a joyous Easter; today I’m sharing hot pink azalea blossoms.
I bought a small potted azalea at Publix Supermarket. The little bush was covered in pretty hot pink buds. I’m hoping to plant and grow the little bush in my yard after it finishes flowering. The one I bought last year did not survive. For the price of a bouquet of flowers even if the little bush doesn’t make it in my yard this summer, it is a great price for pink flowers in March and April.
Azaleas adapted to Florida require 4–8 weeks of temperatures below 50°F (10°C) and generally begin to bloom between February and early April when warm temperatures follow this chilling period. Central Florida has mild temperatures in winter and the bushes do not always produce as many flowers as those in north Florida. Since they need part shade, I am going to try to plant it in the shade of my large crepe myrtle. Fingers crossed.
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