Renee Michelle Azalea is a hardy azalea thrives in cold climates! Very deep pink, ruffled flowers have a dark pink spotted throat. This azalea is a premier flowering shrub for use as hedge, in borders or in massed planting for impressive color display.
The Rene Michelle azalea is a Semi-evergreen in Whatcom county and does well in partial shade to partial sun. It needs regular watering, weekly, or more often in extreme heat. It will reach 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide. The spring flowers are quite magnificent.
Provide enriched, acidic, well-drained soil. Avoid harsh afternoon sun. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Prune to shape after flowering.Pruning time: late spring to summer.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 – 9