Azalea indica 'Formosa'
- Large 3" magenta flowers
- Spring-blooming evergreen azalea
- Upright grower 6' to 8' tall, 6' spread
- Zones 8 to 10
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, CA, HI
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Zones 8 - 10
The Azalea Formosa can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Azalea Formosa falls into the following type(s): Evergreen Shrubs, Flowering Trees, Shrubs
6' - 8' High
The Azalea Formosa grows to be 6' - 8' feet in height.
4' - 6' Spread
The Azalea Formosa has a spread of about 4' - 6' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. [More about this.]
This Azalea Formosa does well in full sun, partial shade.
This azalea prefers acidic, moist, well drained soil, but tolerates periodic dry soil once established.
This Azalea Formosa has rounded shape.
The Formosa is a beautiful southern Indica variety azalea. A vigorous spreading, evergreen shrub with an upright habit. The large, 3", vivid reddish-purple or magenta flowers with a darker blotch bloom in the spring and depending upon the location, again in the fall. It grows on the average to 8' tall. It prefers partial shade to full sun, acidic, moist, well drained soil. When established, it has some drought tolerance. This azalea is used as a mass planting, specimen, foundation, border, or hedge.
Attracts butterflies and bees
This azalea prefers moist soil, but once established has some drought tolerance.
Simple, alternate, 1 1/2" long, elliptic, medium green, evergreen.
Deep rose purple flowers with a darker accent blotch
Spring, early to midseason and in some areas, spring and fall.
Elongated 1/2-1" hard, brown capsule, inconspicuous
A beautiful spring-blooming evergreen azalea. The southern India variety features large, 3" magenta flowers with a deeper blotch. Vigorous, upright grower, 6'-8' or taller with 6'+ spread. Partial shade to full sun, acidic, well drained soil. (Zones 8-10).
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.