Azalea Weston's Sparkler

Azalea, Rhododendron

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Plant Code: AZSP

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Light up the garden with this beauty! Deep rose red buds burst open to dazzling dark pink ruffled flowers. The immense appeal of this award winner is enhanced by its spicy fragrance and burgundy red fall foliage.

Azaleas are flowering shrubs in the genus Rhododendron. A summer bloomer, Weston’s Sparkler is a superb backdrop to a perennial bed, a foundation plant or even planted en masse for a garden screen. Filtered sunlight is ideal, but morning full sun is okay. Developed by Weston Nurseries in Massachusetts.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 5-6'
Spacing: Plant 5-6' apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: Pink
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Azalea General Information

Bright flowers cover this deciduous shrub for a glorious Spring show. In warmer climates or unusually warm winters, deciduous Azaleas may retain some of their leaves through winter. A new set of leaves will emerge in spring.

Azalea Plant Care

Good drainage is important since they dislike wet feet. Blooms on old wood, so prune to shape immediately after flowering to encourage bushier growth or cut branches to help renew overgrown plants. Fertilize in early spring. Mulch with pine needles to help keep the soil moist, and maintain or add acidity to the soil. Azalea have shallow roots; therefore, mulching will help keep weeds to a minimum without disturbing the root system.