Growing & Maintenance:
In spring, apply balanced fertilizer for acid-loving plants according to package directions. Prune after blooming to shape. Do not prune during winter as next year's flowers will be removed. Check soil weekly for moisture. Water thoroughly when dry. Adequate water until the ground freezes is necessary to sustain the plant during winter. Apply a layer of mulch 2-3" deep around plant to keep roots cool in summer. Maintain 2-3" mulch layer in fall. No additional winter protection other than fall mulching is needed.
Macrantha Orange Azalea
Rhododendron indica 'Macrantha Orange'
Plant Type: Broadleaves
Bright orange-red, 2" flowers bloom in late spring. An excellent rebloomer whose flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Foliage is bright green throughout the seasons; habit is compact.