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Where do azaleas grow in Florida?
Last Updated: 10th May, 2020
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Likewise, where do azaleas grow in sun or shade?
Plant them in dense shade, and they won't bloom. A good location is where they receive either dappled sun all day or sun in the morning and light shade in the afternoon. Azaleas do well in moist, acid (pH 5.5 or so), well-drained soil with lots of organic matter, such as peat, compost, chopped leaves, or ground bark.
One may also ask, how long do azaleas bloom in Florida? Azaleas adapted to Florida require 4–8 weeks of temperatures below 50°F (10°C) and generally begin to bloom between February and early April when warm temperatures follow this chilling period. Sporadic flowering is more common in central than in north Florida because of milder winter temperature fluctuation.
Moreover, where do azaleas grow best?
Azalea Growing Conditions Azaleas do best in spots sheltered from harsh winds. Partial Shade: Plant azaleas in dappled sunlight, or in a spot with morning sun and afternoon shade. Azaleas naturally thrive at the edge of light pine woods. Acidic Soil: Azaleas prefer soil with a pH of 5 to 6.5.
Where are azaleas found?
The species Rhododendron catawbiense, R. maximum, and R. minus or carolinianum can be found growing wild in certain mountainous parts of the eastern U.S. Many different species of deciduous azaleas are found in the wild from Florida, Alabama and Georgia to Maine.