Azalea Formosa Tree (Azalea indica)
Category: Deciduous Trees
The Azalea Formosa is a gorgeous south Indian tree variety. This tree variety is an evergreen one with a vertical and a vigorous spreading habit. The Azalea Formosa prefers limited shade to complete sun, acidic, damp, well exhausted soil. When the tree is filly grown, it has some famine forbearance.
The Azalea Formosa tree is a southern Indian variety of tree that is capable of growing up to a height that ranges from 6 feet to 8 feet. This tree variety is a strong, six-foot spreading evergreen flowering shrub with a vertical habit and it grows slowly. The leaves of this tree variety are simple and alternate that assumes an elliptical shape. They appear with medium green to evergreen in color with a length of 1.5 inches.
The Azalea Formosa tree produces flowers during the spring season. The flowers of this tree appear beautiful, and they attain the shape of a funnel. These flowers are single, big flowers that appear with a size of three inches. These funnel-shaped flowers assume the bright reddish-purple or magenta color with a darker mark. This tree also offers flowers during other seasons, depending upon the place, it is being cultivated. The buds of the flowers of this tree variety are on the preceding year's growth. The fruits of the tree are brown in color and they are hard and lengthy that attains the length, ranging from half an inch to one inch.
Besides growing in the partial shade to complete sun, the Azalea Formosa tree needs protection from the wind throughout its lifecycle. Though Azalea Formosa is a drought forbearing tree when established, it will need watering during extended droughts. This tree variety does not need pruning, but any pruning is supposed to be done subsequent to flowering.
The flowers of the tree have a civilized value that attracts almost all varieties of butterflies. The Azalea Formosa tree is used as a gathering planting, sample, foundation, hedge or border.
Though the lifespan of the Azalea Formosa tree is unknown, it is estimated that the tree has the shortest lifespan among its varieties.