Red Bird Azalea

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The brilliant Red Bird Azalea (Rhododendron x 'Red Bird') is a fiery fuchsia flowering spectacle that lights up your early spring landscape with dramatic trusses of blooms over dark green foliage! Held in clusters, the single layer of petals forms gorgeous trumpets of saturated color, each with a frilly, ruffled edge for a delightful early spring display! Every early migratory hummingbird and emerging pollinator will be grateful for the nutritious buffet you've provided them!

These broad-leaved evergreen flowering shrubs grow to about 3-6 feet in height and width, filling out densely with handsome deep-green foliage long after the abundant flowers are done. This hybrid Azalea was selected for its drifts of showy blooms and its excellent branching, and you will love having these mid-sized shrubs showing off in your landscape!

Red Bird Azalea bushes are heat and humidity tolerant throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 9, and can be semi-evergreen when planted in cooler hardiness zones, where they may drop interior foliage while holding only some leaves on the branch tips. But Red Bird will regrow full and lush the next spring. In mild winters and chill-free areas, Red Bird is a year-round broad-leaved evergreen!

Planting and Application:

The Red Bird Azalea has a dense growth habit that makes it an excellent choice as a flowering hedge or screen! You'll love the burst of fuchsia flowers and their ruffled petals welcome the start of the growing season, and brightening shade gardens! Plus, the seclusion the year-round greenery provides throughout the partial sun landscape. A row looks fantastic as a backdrop to other garden beds or dividing your dappled shade front yard from the sidewalk as a privacy buffer.

Create drifts, groupings, and rows of these dramatic flowering shrubs, either as en masse specimen plantings or mixed among other flowering shrubs that bloom throughout the year, giving you a constant floral display all year long. Anchor a garden bed or soften the corner of your home's foundation with a solitary accent plant for maximum curb appeal!

  • Glorious Frilly, Ruffled Fuchsia Trumpet-Shaped Blooms
  • Abundant Display of Saturated Color
  • Fantastic Dense Branching & Full Mounding Shrubs
  • Semi to Fully Broad-Leaved Evergreen Foliage
  • Attractive To Pollinators & Hummingbirds!
  • Hedges, Screens, En Masse & Early Spring Color Accents!

#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 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

Kickstart your spring flowering shrub display with the brilliant Red Bird Azalea from Nature Hills! Ruffled blooms and semi-evergreen to evergreen foliage on a low-maintenance ornamental, are ready to enliven your garden!

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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.

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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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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

Red Bird Azalea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron x 'Red Bird'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 6 feet
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No