Azalea ‘Coral Bells’




While many azaleas are ideal for hedging and screening, Azalea Coral Bells is a wonderful choice when you want to create a taller ground-cover effect. Growing just 2–4’ tall, it spreads up to 5’ out—perfect for when you need to fill a larger space with a mass planting. Gorgeous semi-double coral-pink petals have darker pink centers for added interest, and when it’s not in bloom, the evergreen foliage takes over and delivers that winter interest that we all want in our gardens. Expect to water it deeply and regularly during the first year as it gets established and puts down roots, then regular watering after that. When planting in our Texas gardens, plan to give it afternoon dappled sun/shade to protect it from our harsher sun and heat conditions. A late winter/early spring fertilizing will boost that flower power, as will a light pruning after bloom is finished for the season.

Features & Benefits

  • Vibrant coral-pink blooms
  • Spring bloom time
  • Evergreen foliage
  • Compact and spreading size is ideal for smaller gardens or mass planting in woodland gardens
  • Moderate growth rate
  • Cold hardy and heat tolerant
  • Pollinator magnet

Care & Space

  • Plant in partial sun to dappled shade
  • Plant Height: 2–4’
  • Plant Width: 3–5’
  • Growth Habit: Low and spreading
  • Plant in acidic, well-drained soil and water consistently as plant is getting established.  Fertilize with a balanced slow-release fertilizer in late winter or early spring. Lightly prune after blooming is complete.
  • USDA Zones 6–9