- USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9
- Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Spread 3 - 4 Feet
The Bloom-A-Thon Red Azalea by Proven Winners ColorChoice has large red flowers for 5 months of the year! This shrub first blooms in early April, then blooms again in early July. The bush is also semi-evergreen, which means the leaves on the outer edge of the branches last all year, but the leaves in the inner part drop in the winter.
Bloom-A-Thon shrubs still perform in the hottest southern summer days, up to zone 9. The heat resistant shrubs can handle full sunlight and still produce large red flowers from spring until the first hard frost. The plants are also disease resistant and easy to care for.
Plant these in garden containers for 12 months of color. Or you can plant these in gardens or landscaping. We particularly like planting these as an flowering semi-evergreen hedge.
Bloom-A-Thon Red Azalea Care
These shrubs need at least 4 hours of sunlight a day, although the shrubs can handle full sunlight with no shade. Avoid planting these in late fall if you live in zone 7, because the plants need some time to prepare for winter.
All azalea and rhododendron benefit from a layer of mulch around the base of the plant. This helps retain moisture as well as protect the shallow roots from harsh weather conditions. We recommend a layer 2 to 3 inches thick. Do not fertilize after mid-July.
Pruning Bloom-A-Thon Red Azalea is necessary in order for the shrub to re-bloom again in early summer. After the initial flowers start to fade, a light all-over trim is all that is needed. This will encourage new growth and new blooms to form again.
Bloom-A-Thon Red Azalea Spacing
Plant these shrubs 3 - 4 feet apart, center on center. To create a low mounding flowering hedge, you can plant 30-36 inches apart.
Rhododendron x 'RLH1-1P2' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
|Flower Color(s): Red
|Bloom Period: Spring through Fall
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Height: 3-4 Feet
|Spread: 3-4 Feet
|Spacing: 3-4 Feet
|Blooms On: New & Old Wood
|Shrub Type: Evergreen
|Scientific Name: Rhododendron x 'RLH1-1P2' USPP 21,562
|Common Name: Bloom-A-Thon® Red Azalea
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.