Perfecto Mundo® Double White Reblooming Azalea Rhododendron x
In a perfect world, azaleas would bloom for months instead of just weeks, have big, full flowers with pure and true colors, and resist pests and diseases - and that's exactly what Perfecto Mundo™ azaleas do. This innovative series from award-winning plant breeder Dr. Tom Ranney of NCSU combines peerless performance with lacebug resistance, a pest that threatens azaleas in many areas. Perfecto Mundo® Double White azalea is a neat, rounded shrub that's covered with sophisticated double white blooms in spring, when other azaleas bloom, but then after a brief rest, begins blooming again in mid summer and continues through frost.
Top reasons to grow Perfecto Mundo® Double White azalea:
- Reblooming azalea provides months of elegant blooms, not merely weeks.
- Resistant to lacebug, a pest that can be problematic in certain areas.
- Grows in sun or part shade.
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Plant Type: Shrub
Shrub Type: Evergreen
Height Category: Short
Garden Height: 30 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 36 - 48 Inches
Spread: 36 - 48 Inches
Flower Colors: White
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Green
Container Role: Thriller
Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Blooms On: New Wood, Old Wood
Bloom Time: Spring, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall
Hardiness Zones: 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil
Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil
Uses: Border Plant, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Azaleas are a classic choice for landscaping, especially planted in front of homes and on banks. Planting a reblooming azalea like Perfecto Mundo Double White means you get more flowers, however you wish to incorporate them into your landscape or garden.
Perfecto Mundo Double White azalea blooms on old wood in spring, then later, on new wood. As such, it should only be pruned immediately after its spring bloom. Even if it doesn't need pruning, it's not a bad practice to give the plant a light trim after its spring bloom, which encourages new growth - the more new growth it puts on after that spring bloom, the more rebloom you'll get.
A note on hardiness: Perfecto Mundo Double White azalea is hardy to USDA zone 6b, and is better suited to milder coastal areas of zone 6b than harsh Midwestern sites. If you wish to plant it in zone 6b, select a protected location and mulch well. Do not fertilize after mid-July in these areas.
If you do wish to fertilize, do so in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge, and then again after the spring bloom is complete. Use a rose fertilizer.