Azalea Scarlet Dragon
Small glossy dark green leaves and low spreading habit. Large single bright red flowers are produced in spring. Also spot flowers in autumn and winter. Will grow in a full sun or semi-shaded position with summer watering. Hardy once established. Will grow in full sun or part shade with Summer watering. Hardy once established. Plant in a well-drained, humus-rich soil that’s slightly acidic. Fertilise in Spring and late Summer with an Azalea specific fertiliser or a complete organic fertiliser. Prune after flowering to maintain a compact shape. Mulch well during extended dry periods. If flowers are turning mushy this could be a sign of Azalea Petal Blight. Pick off any spent flowers and treat with appropriate fungicides. Azaleas are also susceptible to insect attack.
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