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Perfecto Mundo® Orange Reblooming Azalea Rhododendron x

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
2'6" 4'
Height: 2'6"
Spread: 3' - 4'
  • Details

    Features

    In a perfect world, azaleas would bloom for months instead of just weeks and have big, full flowers with pure and true colors. That's exactly what Perfecto Mundo® azaleas do. This innovative series comes from award-winning plant breeder Dr. Tom Ranney of NCSU.

    Perfecto Mundo® Orange azalea is a neat, rounded shrub that's covered with bright, blazing orange blooms in spring, when other azaleas bloom, but then after a brief rest, begins blooming again in mid summer and continues through frost. Take a look at the range of other incredible colors in the series!

    Top reasons to grow Perfecto Mundo® Orange azalea:

    - Has a truly jaw-dropping flower density and will rebloom for months.

    - Resistant to lacebug, a pest that can be problematic in certain areas.

    - Grows in sun or part shade.

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Orange
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    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
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Azaleas are a classic choice for landscaping, especially planted in front of homes and on banks. Planting a reblooming azalea like Perfecto Mundo Orange means you get more flowers, however you wish to incorporate them into your landscape or garden.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Perfecto Mundo Orange 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 Orange 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.

    Perfecto Mundo® Orange Rhododendron x 'NCRX6' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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    • I love perfecto mundo azalea series. I got pink, white, purple, orange, and blanket pink, all in one-gallon size last year and this year. They all grow very well and healthy. I live in zone 7b. Some of them I planted last Spring, and others I planted this Spring. All of them have bloomed by late June 2023. And now they are taking a break because of the heat, but I can see flower buds developing. I remember the two pinks I planted last Spring were taking a break from blooming until the heat broke out in 2022. And rebloom again in late August until frost. I truly love this series. They are as lovely as Encore Azalea but without worrying about the lace bugs. The only downside is that they are not rabbit-proof, unlike Encore Azalea. I guess they are roses hybrid, so rabbits love the leaves. I am pleased with my backyard, especially in the fall, with Perfecto mundo azalea and encore azalea, along with other plants. Continuous blooms cover my backyard in the fall. I plan to get more perfecto mundo azalea in red after making spaces for them. I saw a review complaining about no rebloom. I planted so many rebloom azaleas, so I have learned that all rebloom azaleas will take a break from the heat, but they WILL rebloom once the heat peak breaks. Expect them to rebloom again in September.

      Charlotte M
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 22 weeks ago
    • Zone 7. Bought those at Raymond's in Hendersonville, NC. Planted them a little before Mother's day according to directions. Blooming for about 3 more weeks and then it was over. No more. About 4 to 5 hours sun per day. Plants look healthy. What happened to the rebloom. Explain please. No joy. Your site does not accommodate photo uploads. You would have a better chance to give a recommendation if you did.

      Hans Leenhouts
      , 24 weeks ago
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