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Re: Needles and azaleas?
I haven't seen them together -- at least to the point where I remember it -- but visually, I think it works.
Both species do well in winter shade and a north exposure. Shaded Needles remain a deep forest green and don't bronze like Needles in sunny situations.
My only reservation would be that azaleas love acidic soil whereas Needles might like a more neutral to alkaline soil. But this should not be enough to disqualify the project.
Are the azaleas you want to use large or small types? Are they evergreen or deciduous? I think yellow and red blossoming varieties would work well, visually, with Needles.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal