Recommended with Florida Flame Native Azalea Bush (Orange)
- Product Description
- Planting & Care
- Shipping Info
Florida Flame Native Azalea Bush – Winner of the Rhododendron of the Year Award
This award winning deciduous flowering shrub, found in hardwood, floodplain, and slope forests bluffs and ravines in North Florida, has been noted for its incredibly brilliant golden blossoms and rich honeysuckle fragrance in Spring. The blooms attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees and is a state listed endangered species.Â Flowers are yellow to orange with long, trumpet shaped corolla that are covered in sticky, glad-tipped hairs. Flowers form in clusters. Leaves are simple, elliptic to ovate with minutely toothed margins that turn bronze-orange in fall.
Native to Floridas Panhandle and Southern Georgia this loose, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub is heat tolerant and performs well in hot climates. Mildew resistant it is not adapted to cool summer areas. Florida Flame Azalea is a showy native azalea, a valuable addition near a patio and around the home. Works well as a specimen or in a mass planting.
Blooms in Spring for a fieryÂ fragrant display.
|Cold Hardy||(-10Â°) - (-5Â°)|
|Container Plant||Container Friendly|
|Growing Zone||6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b|
|Mature Height||6-10 FT|
|Mature Width||4-6 FT|
Landscaping with Azalea Bushes
Azaleas are a southern classic for good reason. They grow incredibly well and look great year round. In the spring you are greeted with an explosion of color and fragrance. The healthy plants seem to have as many buds and blooms as they do leaves. All year round the evergreen leaves will add a lush vibe to your yard. Because Chinese azaleas are evergreen, they make wonderful borders, hedges and even privacy screens. The uses for azaleas in the landscape are endless and add a touch of southern charm to any home.
- Starter Fertilizer:Â Â Plant with Espoma Organic Bio-toneÂ® Starter Plus.Â This will increase root mass and help avoid transplant loss in difficult planting conditions.
- Fertilizer to Maintain: Azalea Bushes will thrive with a more acidic fertilizer. We recommend Espoma Organic Holly-tone Fertilizer for all of our Azalea varieties.
Currently, we only have growing guides for our edible plants.Â Â We are working on them for our ornamental & landscaping plants, and will add them in the near future.Â Contact us if you have questions on how to plant and nurture your Azalea Bushes, and we will be glad to have one of our gardeners assist you.
Weâ€™re so sorryâ€¦Â but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants outside of the United States, or to the states ofÂ California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also,Â citrus trees cannot be shipped outside of the state of Florida.
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We do NOT ship bare root: Â Our trees are shipped in the same exact containers they are grown in, for the most healthy transition. The plants are watered well before they are packed and wrapped in a shipping bag to ensure they stay moist during transit.Â It’s as if you came and picked them up right from our nursery yourself!
Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.
Weather Watching:Â Â We now ship all year round! However, we do watch for extreme weather. If there is extremely cold or hot weather expected around your shipment date and on your path of shipment, we will contact you and notify you that we plan to hold the shipment for the next possible shipping date with better conditions. If you ask us to still ship it, through the conditions, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to the plant & UPS will not refund any claims. We love our plants, and do not want to see them die, so we would rather wait until itâ€™s the right time to ship it, than risk losing a plant in transit.