Evergreen azaleas rarely have leaves that are longer than 2 inches. The leaves of both types are typically solid green, but some varieties of each may have white or yellow mottling or edges. Most azalea leaves are roughly football-shaped.
How to Grow Azaleas
- Provide well-drained, humus-rich soil that is slightly acidic (pH 4.5–6).
- Mulch well. Shallow-rooted, azaleas tend to dry out quickly if not mulched. …
- Fertilizer isn’t needed. …
- Seldom bothered by insects and diseases, azaleas require little care once established, except for watering during dry times.