DESCRIPTION - stunning dark plum red foliage. A very hardy, vigorous medium growing azalea that is really just grown for its foliage. Its mauve flower is insignificant.
CULTURAL - ill grow in a full sun or semi shaded position with summer watering. Hardy once established. Prefers a well drained, humus rich soil that’s slightly acidic. Fertilise in spring and late summer with a Azalea specific fertiliser or a complete organic fertiliser. Prune after flowering to maintain a compact shape. Mulch well during extended dry periods. Plumtastic is susceptible to insect attack. Treat with appropriate insecticides. Good air circulation will help prevent problems.
LANDSCAPE USES - Plant en masse to form a stunning foliage display Great in pots in courtyards or entertaining areas. Plant with burgundy foliage plants like Lophomyrtus ‘Black Stallion’ and Loropetalum ‘China Pink’