Azaleas are known to attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. While nature’s creatures are quite attracted to this shrub, it is poisonous to humans. I don’t know about you but this is something I myself did not know. This is a beautiful shrub that I have personally always associated with attracting hummingbirds because it was always in our yard as a way to entice the hummingbirds that visited our yard. This post will offer you some tips that should help ensure that you are successfully able to grow this shrub as part of your efforts to attract hummingbirds to your yard.
There are many varieties and colors of this shrub and each will have differing sun requirements depending on the variety that you select. Some verities of this shrub will grow well in full sun while others will require a shady spot to ensure that it does well.
This shrub also has a variety of other requirements. Place this shrub in a raised bed and be sure to keep the soil moist but not soggy. When you are initially planting this shrub you will want to mix in generous amounts of mulch, peat moss and other types of organic materials into the soil. Azaleas will grow well in acidic conditions. Be sure to keep it mulched and also add some root stimulator. Lastly, you will want to fertilize this shrub after it has bloomed.
The Azalea is a beautiful shrub. If you do the things listed above you should have success with your efforts to successfully grow it and it will add color to your yard while also helping to attract both butterflies and hummingbirds.