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Kenneth Tilt, Dave Williams, Austin Hagan
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Pages / Length: 12
Publication Date: 04/10/2004

In Alabama, the stars of showy spring flowers are dogwoods and azaleas—yet it is the azalea that brings the most variety and color in its beautiful flowers. Azaleas were originally cultivated in Asia, but now they may be the most popular flowering shrubs in Alabama. This 12-page publication contains illustrations of the basic flower forms of the azalea, as well as an extensive chart to help you select a cultivar appropriate to your hardiness zone. Includes lists of early-, middle-, and late-season bloomers, as well as recommendations on where and when to plant, preparing the soil, watering and fertilizing, insect and disease control, and pruning and propagation—everything to help this beautiful flowering plant thrive in your home landscape.