Azalea ‘Sunglow’




Gardeners looking for a low-maintenance azalea for hedging, mass planting, and foundation planting should take a look at Sunglow. With its 3–4’ height, it creates a dramatic presence without overtaking its garden setting, making it a very versatile choice for most gardens and designs. The reddish-pink blooms contrast beautifully with the dark green leaves, then once the plant is done with its spring flowering, those leaves provide an elegant backdrop to other up-and-coming plants and flowers. 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

  • Bold red-pink  blooms
  • Spring bloom time
  • Evergreen dark green foliage turns red as weather cools
  • Compact and spreading size is ideal for smaller gardens, foundation plantings, 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: 3–4’
  • Plant Width: 4–5’
  • Growth Habit: Rounded
  • 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 7–9