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Bollywood® Azalea

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9
  • Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Spread 1.5 - 2 Feet

The Bollywood Azalea is a beautiful flowering shrub by Proven Winners ColorChoice. This plant has bright magenta flowers in the spring. But the most unique part of the plant is the variegated leaves, which are silver and dark green. This is a very hardy azalea can be grown in zones 6a to 9b and was developed by plantsman Mike Farrow of Maryland.

This shrub is great for butterfly gardens! We recommend planting this semi-evergreen azalea in mixed borders or accent plants in the landscape. You can also create a beautiful low growing border to a garden path.

Bollywood Azalea Care

When planting, choose a location with well drained soil. That is essential for a healthy plant. Loosen the roots before putting into the ground, and be sure to water frequently to help get the plant established. In southern states, you should choose a location with some shade. And in northern states, you may need to provide extra protection in the winter.

Fertilize in early spring using a specialized rhododendron fertilizer. Apply according to directions.

Pruning Bollywood Azalea is not necessary. But if you would like to prune, do so in early summer after the plant is finished flowering. You may trim off sick or dead branches all year as needed.

Bollywood Azalea Spacing

Plant these shrubs at least 18 inches apart, center on center. If you are creating a short garden path border, you can plant 16 inches apart, center on center for a unique flowering hedge.

Rhododendron x 'Farrow' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 1.5-2 Feet
Spacing: 1.5-2 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Evergreen
Scientific Name: Rhododendron x 'Farrow' USPP 22,209
Common Name: Bollywood® Azalea
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.

5 Reviews - Bollywood® Azalea Show Reviews

  • 5
    Beautiful plants!

    Posted by Frank Disney on Apr 24th 2021

    I was really surprised at how quickly Allison responded to my message. It was just a few minutes after I sent my request and she got my order shipped out ahead of schedule.
    I recommended your company to a number of people. And I will be purchasing more in the future

  • 5
    They are...

    Posted by Betty Willis on Aug 14th 2020

    I received 3 Bollywood Azalea plants all in perfect order, and am now in the process of planting them dreaming of how they will perform next year 2021.
    Thank you. Betty

  • 5
    It’s looking good so...

    Posted by Customer on Aug 2nd 2020

    It’s looking good so far
    When I receive my azalea it was split in half I planted the part that was connected to the roots and it is doing well

  • 5

    Posted by Customer on Jun 16th 2020

    The azalea I recently received was in very good condition. It was easy to plant and is doing very well.

  • 5
    Awesome service and plants!

    Posted by Paula Schultz on Jun 16th 2020

    My 1st two azaleas arrived broken, I notified them immediately and they resent two more and they came very quickly and in perfect shape, thank you! Awesome service!