Rhododendron x ‘Stewartstonian’
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Evergreen Azaleas are multi-stemmed, rounded shrubs growing to 5’ tall. Medium-green foliage provides a coarse texture supporting brilliant spring blooms. Flower color varies by selection. The Stewartstonian cultivar is a dense, spreading selection with dark green foliage and reddish brown fall color. Flowers bloom orange-red in the spring. They prefer acidic, organically rich, moist, well-drained soils in part shade. Leaves can scorch in too much sun or turn yellow in alkaline soil. Shallow root system needs good drainage, but shouldn’t dry out. Adding sulfur or iron sulfate lowers the soil pH to resolve any foliage discoloration. Used often in borders, screenings, or specimen plantings.