Masses of large deep red ruffled blooms make a colorful display in mid spring on this hardy, densely branched evergreen shrub. Excellent for brightening a shady location with its long lasting spring color. Dark green small glossy leaves in summer turns to a tinge of burgundy red color in the fall and winter.
We offer Johanna 18" to 24" in a 5 gallon container.
The kaempferi is a native of Japan and is known as Torch Azalea for its brilliant color. First introduced in 1892 the kaempferi was used for many new hybrids. The Johanna is cold hardy and semi-evergreen usually taller than broad.
Fertilize in the spring after blooming with a food for acid loving plants. For a formal sheared hedge planting 2 to 3 feet apart is recommended. When a natural hedge is prefered space 4 to 6 feet apart. Click on the "About Us" tab to find planting instructions.
The Azalea is among the showiest of all shrubs when in flower. Being evergreen to semi-evergreen it gives your garden a well finished appearance even in winter. The azalea is a member of the rhododendron family and requires basically the same care as the rhododendron. They begin blooming from mid-March to early May and are prized for their vibrant colors and fine textured foliage. Azaleas can be planted in full sun or partial shade; however, it is best not to plant them where temperatures get too hot. This versatile shrub can be used in many aspects of the landscape. All require slightly acid loamy soil with adequate drainage. When planting be sure to plant 1/2” above the ground level, amend the soil only when necessary and mulched to help retain water and insure their survival. Growth habit varies from 2’ to 8’ with equal spread depending on the variety.