Azaleas are the perfect landscape shrub for home gardeners and Perfecto Mundo Orange Reblooming Azalea will make you a believer. Like traditional azaleas, Perfecto Mundo has the ability to bring you a full spring bloom time, and then, unlike traditional azaleas, after a brief rest period, Perfecto Mundo will rebloom in midsummer and continue until fall. Bright salmon orange colored blooms spring out in clusters at the end of the branches and literally cover the dark green glossy leaves. Native azaleas are a member of the Rhododendron family and traditionally do best in light dappled shade at the woodland edge. They are understory plants, living beneath larger trees and shrubs. Get ready, Perfecto Mundo breaks that traditional mold and also thrives in full sun, especially in the northern zones where the midsummer sun is not as intense.
Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney of North Carolina State University, the Perfecto Mundo Reblooming azaleas are hardy in Zone 6b to 9b, and in particular do best in the coastal 6b zone and warmer due to the less harsh winters. They are salt tolerant, and resistant to damage by lace bug infestations, a common pest that plagues azaleas. You can expect this lovely perennial shrub to grow to 30 inches tall and spread out to 48 inches wide. Azaleas are native to Asia, Europe and North America where they are deciduous, dropping their leaves in winter. Perfecto Mundo will be semi-evergreen, where its attractive dark green leaves remain on the shrub in all but the coldest winters. Use these highly versatile shrubs as container plants, specimen plants, borders and as foundation plants for a focal point in your landscape.
Perfecto Mundo® Orange Azalea Care
Locate a full sun location with a little afternoon shade for your new shrub. Dig a hole larger than the pot your azalea arrives in, loosening the soil up to 8 inches deeper and 24 inches wider than the pot. Plant them with the top of the soil in the pot level with the soil around it. These are not drought tolerant shrubs so develop a regular watering schedule. After planting, water two times a week until it is established, then water weekly, especially during dry periods. Azaleas need a loose well draining, humus rich soil. They do not tolerate heavy clay soils without some amendment and prefer an acid soil with a pH range of 4.5 to 6.0. Apply a rose fertilizer, either in granular form or a liquid, along the drip line of the shrub.
Perfecto Mundo Reblooming Azaleas bloom on old and new wood which gives it that desirable second flush of blooms in midsummer to fall. Although most azaleas do not need pruning, you will find that a light pruning only after the last blossoms fall in spring will promote new wood growth and this is what brings on the second flush of blooms. Mulch with compost, well rotted leaves or peat moss for winter protection of the root zone in colder regions.
Perfecto Mundo® Orange Azalea Spacing
As important as location is for azaleas, spacing is more so. Although these are compact growing shrubs, they will spread out farther than they grow tall so space your shrubs between 36 and 48 inches apart. If you are creating a hedge row with them, use the 36 inch spacing. If planting as a focal point in your landscape, consider planting an odd number, 1,3 or 5, etc. for the most attractive arrangement. Due to their compact growth habit and fibrous root system, Perfecto Mundo makes an excellent candidate for patio container planting. Choose a planter wide enough to support the wind load and keep the plant from tipping over.
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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.
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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.
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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.