Pink and Sweet Azalea (Rhododendron viscosum ‘Pink and Sweet’)
Pink and Sweet Azalea
As cute as can be, the Pink and Sweet Azalea (Rhododendron viscosum ‘Pink and Sweet’) is like baby booties, bows and chubby cheeks, one will look absolutely adorable in your garden beds! Purplish-pink flowers have a golden flare in the throat and a spicy-sweet fragrance.
Lovely baby pink blooms smother the finer textured foliage each spring! Pink and Sweet extends the season with color since it is a late-blooming Azalea. Striking blossoms are set off by deep green foliage that turns red each fall. Pink and Sweet Azaleas are so well named since they are lovely and very fragrant.
Wonderfully cold-hardy and easy to grow, Pink and Sweet Azaleas are hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8. Creating rounded and slightly wider-than-tall mounds of green to highlight those lovely little scented blossoms! Once the chill hits the air in the fall, Pink and Sweet display distinctive red-orange fall color! Sure to brighten any landscape with the presence of this remarkable deciduous darling!
Few landscape plants are more colorful than Pink and Sweet or offer as many opportunities for your landscape. Beds and borders, and wonderful for naturalized areas! We suggest you plant it somewhere the fragrance can waft through a kitchen or dining room window but even out in your backyard gardens, it’ll still be extremely appreciated. Beneficial pollinators and Hummingbirds will flutter from near and far for a quick snack.
Pink and Sweet has that glowing colors and graceful form that will lend it’s elegance to mass plantings and perfume large areas with their scent! Big spaces, small spaces, up against the wall spaces. There’s nothing this versatile little ornamental shrub can’t do and no garden where it won’t work! Do you have a backyard that backs up to a wooded area? Turn it into the entrance to a mystical fairy forest each spring with the addition of one of these enticing shrubs.
Pink and Sweet performs best in well-drained, acid, organic soil that maintains a uniform moisture level all year. It grows 3-5 feet wide and 4-6 feet wide. Site selection is very important because Rhododendrons and Azaleas have shallow roots that will dry out quickly during periods of limited rainfall.
Remember not to plant these shallow-rooted plants too deeply. Mound them up in a hill of extra soil, leaving an inch or two of the root ball showing. Mulch well and avoid disturbing its roots, and fertilize twice a year with an acid-loving formula, and water well throughout the growth period. Prune to shape and open the interior immediately after flowering and ever prune after mid-summer because those branches produce the next season’s flowers.
For an adorable addition to your landscape, fragrance galore and low-maintenance!
|Common name||Pink and Sweet Azalea|
|Botanical name||Rhododendron viscosum 'Pink and Sweet'|
|Height||3 - 5 ft.|
|Width||4 - 6 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||After Flowering|
|Flower color||Pink With Yellow Throat|