Azalea Formosa Azalea indica 'Formosa'
A beautiful spring blooming evergreen azalea. It is a southern India variety. 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).Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 8 - 10The Azalea Formosa can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeEvergreen Shrubs, Flowering Trees, Shrubs
Mature HeightThe Azalea Formosa grows to be 6' - 8' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Azalea Formosa has a spread of about 4' - 6' at full maturity.
SunThis Azalea Formosa does well in full sun, partial shade.
This azalea prefers acidic, moist, well drained soil, but tolerates periodic dry soil once established.
ShapeThis 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.
The Formosa azalea is a southern Indica variety. It is hardy, spreading evergreen shrub with an upright habit. It is a slow grower, 6'-8' or taller with slightly less of a spread. The beautiful flowers are a single, large, 3", funnel shaped, magenta color with a darker blotch. It prefers partial shade to full sun, acidic, well drained soil, and protection from the wind. It is drought tolerant when established, but will require watering during prolonged droughts. Pruning is seldom necessary, but any pruning should be done after flowering. The flower's buds are on the previous year's growth.
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
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.