Perfecto Mundo® Double Pink Azalea
Perfecto Mundo® Double Pink Azalea flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 6b
Group/Class: Perfecto Mundo® Series
Brand: Proven Winners
This outstanding selection is covered with double pink blooms in spring, then re-blooms from mid summer to fall on new wood; highly resistant to pests and disease; an excellent choice to mass in groupings, or as a focal point of the garden
Perfecto Mundo® Double Pink Azalea is bathed in stunning clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from mid spring to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive creamy white flower buds. It has attractive dark green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter.
Perfecto Mundo® Double Pink Azalea is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Perfecto Mundo® Double Pink Azalea is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Perfecto Mundo® Double Pink Azalea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. You may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the foliage in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.