Pinxterbloom Azalea Characteristics
Pinxterbloom Azalea are bushy deciduous shrubs with large groups of fragrant flowers. Though they are low maintenance, they must be located in a suitable area with proper care. Some shade is necessary as the leaves may scorch in direct afternoon sun. Sun dappled shade or morning sun with afternoon shade is preferred. While soils should be consistently moist, good drainage is essential, especially in heavy clay. The roots are shallow, so landscaping should not be done at the base of these shrubs. Mulch around the base to help retain consistent soil moisture and to protect the roots from harsh winters.
Pinxterbloom Azalea are susceptible to a multitude of insect or disease blights, though they should rarely be an issue unless improperly cared for. Insecticides and anti-fungals may help. Root rot is common in overly saturated soils. Chlorosis, evident by the yellowing of the leaves, is an indication that the soils has too high of a pH. This should be resolved immediately as chlorosis can be fatal.