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Formosa Southern Indica Azalea
Formosa Southern Indica Azalea

Ericaceae Rhododendron Indica Formosa

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Cannot ship to: Alaska, California, Hawaii
Grows InZone 7B · 5° to 10° F through Zone 10B · 35° to 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDrought, Insect, Disease, Heat
BloomsSpring Blooms
Average Height6' to 8'
Average Width6' to 8'
AttractsVisual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
Additional Information About Formosa Southern Indica Azalea

Rhododendron Indica 'Formosa' is a fast and moderate growing shrub that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7B through 10B. It matures to an average height of 6 feet to 8 feet and an average width of 6 feet to 8 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade, morning shade with afternoon sun or filtered sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. It attracts visual attention and songbirds / birds and is resistant to drought, insects, diseases and heat.

Formosa Azalea can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in mass plantings, in foundation plantings, as a background, in shrub borders, in landscape beds or islands, as a hedge or as a tree form shrub and also in cottage gardens or shade gardens.

More about Formosa Southern Indica Azalea...

Noteworthy Characteristics

The Formosa Azalea is one of the best of the sun and heat-tolerant Southern India Azaleas. It grows more rapidly than other types of azaleas to 8 feet tall with an equal spread. In spring, large, purple trumpet-shape flowers nearly cover the dark green evergreen foliage.


Formosa Azalea is most useful as a natural hedge or in small to large groupings in landscape beds. Performs exceptionally well under tall pine trees. Also useful in home foundation plantings, espalier (grown flat against a wall), or "limbed up" to be a small tree for containers or garden beds.

Culture & Care Tips

Azaleas prefer a well draining, moist and acidic soil rich in organic matter. As one of the Southern Indica Azaleas, Formosa will tolerate full sun to part shade. That being said, some dappled sun or shade during the hottest part of summer afternoons would be appreciated. 

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Great plant, good and fast shipping! Plants are healthy and beautiful!

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