|Upright, deciduous shrub with elliptical, mid-green leaves and vivid purplish-red flowers with reddish-orange blotches. Blooms are 2 3/8 inches in diameter and appear in showy trusses. Plant is hardy to -45 F.
The deciduous hybrid azalea, like it's native counterpart, is known for excellent fall color and unsurpassed spring flowers. The deciduous azalea is usually less picky about soil conditions, though it too prefers acid conditions.
Though azaleas have a potentially large list of possible pest and disease problems, they are usually trouble free if planted correctly in proper cultural conditions.