Pinxterbloom Azalea


Pinxterbloom Azalea is a broad-leaf deciduous shrub that is easy to grow. Native to the Eastern United States, this beautiful shrub provides pink and lavender tube-shaped blooms in spring. Pinxterbloom Azalea is a pollen source for all pollinators, from hummingbirds to bees and butterflies. Azaleas prefer more acidic soil for bloom production. Pinxterbloom Azalea benefits from a yearly fertilizing using Holly-Tone if the soil is not greater than 6.0 pH. NOTE: These are grown from seed and can vary in bloom color. We cannot guarantee the color of the blooms.

  • Scientific Name: Rhododendron periclymenoides
  • USDA Zone: 4 – 9
  • Average Height: 4′ – 6′
  • Average Width: 5′ – 7′
  • Sun Exposure: Sun to Part Shade

Pinxterbloom Azalea Planting/Care Instructions

Before planting, have your soil tested to see what amendments are needed. Click this link to check your frost dates: Frost Dates. Check the light preferences for your plant and choose your location accordingly.

When you receive your Pinxterbloom Azalea, soak the root ball in water for 20 minutes upon arrival before planting or potting. Gently break up the root ball. This will help the roots of your Pinxterbloom Azalea to grow out into the soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your plant. Fill in the hole tightly with soil to avoid any air pockets. Add a bit of slow-release fertilizer to help new plants to grow quickly. Add the recommended amount per fertilizer instructions. Be sure to water your Pinxterbloom Azalea until it is established. In addition, pull weeds out when they appear. They take nutrients from the soil.

Additionally, certain plants may need staking. Whenever they become too heavy to stand on their own, add bamboo or fiberglass stakes for the plants to lean against or tie up for support.
Prune plants as needed to encourage growth. Always sterilize your pruners when pruning plants to prevent the spread of diseases. If you have trouble keeping up with your pruners, check out our locally hand-made leather pruner holster here.

Lastly, enjoy your Pinxterbloom Azalea and your time in the garden!

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Please Note: We currently do not ship plants to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah or Washington. These states have strict shipping regulations against pests from other states. Extended transit time is also a factor in this decision. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Many factors influence which plants will thrive in a given location. Heat, cold, and elevation are just a few that can have a big impact.
Plants may have been recently potted up and have not completely rooted in. Please grow them in the pots one full growing season before planting in the ground.

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