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Red Ruffles Azalea ShrubRhododendron simsii 'Red Ruffles'

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  • Red Ruffles Azalea Shrub

    Red Ruffles Azalea Shrubs produce a pinkish red bloom in spring.

  • Red Ruffles Azalea Shrub

    The evergreen foliage can be trimmed into a tight hedge.

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    Red Ruffles flowers have a scalloped edge.

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Red Ruffles Azalea ShrubRhododendron simsii 'Red Ruffles'

55 reviews
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Big, Bright Red Color for Small Landscapes

Why Red Ruffles Azalea Shrubs?

Few shrubs are as captivating as the Red Ruffles, with its vibrant red flowers and frilly texture that's second to none. Signaling winter's end and spring's beginning, the Red Ruffles Azalea shows color when other perennials don't and does it all in a delightfully compact size.

Plus, each petal is outlined with a frilly, ruffled edge. So, you get extra volume, especially since Red Ruffles delivers a ton of 3-inch blooms that grow so densely, you almost can't see the foliage. In fact, many of them are semi-double blooms!

And when its flowers fade, the Red Ruffles' evergreen foliage still grows on and on. Some types of azaleas are deciduous, but the Red Ruffles Azalea offers dark-green foliage for a lush complement to other plants and shrubs in your landscape.

Red Ruffles packs an amazing punch in a dwarf size. If you adore azaleas, but you don't have room in your smaller landscape for a large specimen, Red Ruffles is your solution. Even better? It can perform in shade gardens. Unlike other flowering varieties that fail to reliably bloom in shade, it's a stellar performer outside full sun. From mass plantings along your driveway to overcast areas that need a bit more color or even containers next to your entryways, the Red Ruffles Azalea makes the perfect statement.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

In addition to its carefree growth, evergreen foliage, lack of pruning and versatility, you get a promise: The best head-start on growth possible.

When you order your Red Ruffles Azalea from Fast Growing Trees, you get a well-rooted, healthy shrub that's unlike any other. The Red Ruffles is hard to find at big-box garden centers...and if you do find a vibrant red azalea, it may be bare-root.

But your Red Ruffles from our nursery is planted and grown meticulously in nutrient-rich soil - we never ship bare-root, so you get vivid color year after year. With our bigger size, you could even get blooms as soon as the first season. Don't wait - get your Red Ruffles Azalea today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Azaleas can thrive in full to partial sun (3 to 6 hours of sunlight per day) or take up to 8 hours of sunlight in cooler environments. They adapt to a number of different soil types but prefer well-drained soil.

Dig a hole three times as wide and just as deep as the root ball. Remove the plant from the container and loosen the roots with your fingers so that they spread out once planted. Backfill the hole, watering lightly as you backfill to remove air pockets. Finally, mulch the area with 2 to 3 inches of mulch to help the plant conserve water.

If you're container-planting, select a pot that's about twice the size of your plant's shipped container, use organic soil, and place your shrub. Water the plant thoroughly until the water drains through the bottom and allow the soil to dry several inches down before watering again. Place the plant in an area where it gets 3 to 6 hours of sun.

2. Watering: During the first year, you may have to water about 2 or 3 times weekly. If you're not sure when to water, simply check your soil about 3 inches down for dryness - if the soil is dry here, it's time to water your Red Ruffles.

3. Fertilizing: Azaleas need food in order to bloom for extended periods of time. Fertilize them with a slow-release fertilizer intended for azaleas in the early spring, following label instructions.

4. Pruning: Azaleas need very little pruning, but if you'd like to prune for shaping, prune after flowering is done.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 2-4 ft.
Mature Width: 2-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Rhododendron simsii 'Red Ruffles'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 7-10 outdoors
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7-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

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I recommend this product

They were received in great shape. They have been planted and appear to be doing well.

Tammy I.
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Pretty pretty

I planted these four (3 gallon sized) just over a month ago, and they are blooming beautifully all ready.

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Amazing Beauty

These are incredibly beautiful, long blooming azaleas which have the potential of changing spring displays on Houston’s Azalea Trail. The blossom is large, and the color is intense and immediately eye catching! The bushes are beautiful in their own right, covered with deep green showy leaves as well.

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Red ruffles

They came in wonderful condition. I planted them and the are growing. They ship very quickly as opposed to other growers.

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Getting Ready for 2022

I purchased three red ruffles several weeks ago in anticipation of their blooming next year. They arrived within a few days and I was able to plant them right away. So far, so good. They're healthy and doing well in their new home. I can wait to see the bright red flowers next year.