Nico Azalea

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Brilliant spring hot spot, the Nico Azalea (Rhododendron x 'Nico') will light up your spring with the most eye-catching cherry-red blossoms covering its dark green foliage! A broad-leaved evergreen shrub, you'll love the year-round greenery with the juicy burst of spring trusses full of flowers!

Nico Azaleas love the moist, deeply organic woodland settings and dappled shade gardens where they do best, blooming their hearts throughout April to May, much to the delight of every early migrating Hummingbird and early emerging pollinator in your area! For the remainder of the year, you'll get to enjoy the handsome steady green of its leaves filling out the dense, multi-stemmed branches of this shrub.

These Azalea are wonderfully cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 through 7, and are wonderfully space-saving ornamental shrubs! Growing only 2-3 feet in height and width, you'll enjoy having these neat and tidy balls of green and red anywhere in your dappled shade landscape!

Planting and Application:

Plant this brilliant bloomer anywhere you need a steady evergreen backdrop or year-round accent such as your partly shaded foundation hedge. Nico won't ever grow too tall and block your windows, but it will add year-round curb appeal to your home or an outbuilding. Use as a backdrop to shade gardens and Perennial beds, or along a walkway that gets morning sun.

The brilliant early spring display and all-season greenery make Nico Evergreen Azaleas the perfect plant for filling large swaths, rows, and en masse plantings with low-maintenance color! Plant 24 inches on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Fill areas in a zigzag or checkerboard pattern or in curving rows for the most dramatic show!

Nico Azalea is also perfect for tucking a vivid red spring blooming shrub in among a mixed shrub border or as an accent plant among your woodland and shade garden plantings to add their bright spring color among later blooming plants and shrubs! Even large planters and patio containers in protected areas are ideal for these lovely red blooms.

  • Bright Cherry-Red Flower Trusses
  • Dark Green Foliage All Year Long
  • Flowering Broad-Leaved Evergreen Shrub
  • Tight, Compact & Neatly Branched
  • Low Hedges, Year-Round Accents & Vivid Spring Color

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Azalea are members of the Rhododendron family and thrive in shade and moist environments. Provide dappled shade all day, or morning sun and afternoon shade for these plants. Plant in an enriched, slightly-acidic environment with moderately moist well-drained soil. Apply a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist pine bark mulch, extending out over the entire root system for the best moisture retention. This Vuyk hybrid Azalea stays compact and tidy on its own, but if you do need to perform any pruning, do so immediately after flowering.

  • Partial Shade
  • Enriched, Slightly Acidic Soil Conditions
  • Regular Moisture Needs
  • Prune Immediately After Flowering
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds

The Nico Azalea is just the cherry-red punch of color you need to kickstart your landscape into spring! Hurry and order this fantastic smaller broad-leaved evergreen flowering shrub from Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Nico Azalea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-7
Growing Zones 5-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron x 'Nico'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No