Last year I planted 18 Fashion Azaleas along my east fence line. They were small plants on sale at Home Depot for $2.49. For the cost it was a good deal, but I don't know how great the quality was. Out of 18 plants, 7 of them died last summer. Granted it was a brutal August and I did my best to water, but maybe it was just too much for them.
My goal was to provide screening from my neighbors. I hope in 5 to 10 years they will grow together to provide a nice screen. I also love the color of this particular azalea. It is almost a reddish salmon type color. They look pink in the pictures below, but they are definitely not pink.
So last week I decided to replace a few of the ones that died. I purchased three new ones from a local nursery and I hope they make it. The azaleas are starting to bloom now and they are really nice looking.
Close up of flower
One of the plants loaded with blooms.
Here is the view along the fence line.