This is a staple at our garden center. We love the fact that this is a strong evergreen fertilizer that also has a systemic insecticide. What does systemic mean? It means that once applied, plants take the insecticide up from the soil or through the leaves and it spreads throughout the plant's stems, leaves, fruit, and flowers. Insects that chew or suck on the treated plants end up eating the insecticide.This particular product uses what's called Imidacloprid as the systemic insecticide (made to mimic nicotine). Fertilome Azalea/Evergreen Food Plus with Systemic provides much needed nourishment of 9-15-13 to your plants, and systemic protection against many common pests in one application. This is a granule application within the soil so it is water proof and cannot be washed off. Ferti-Lome Azalea/Evergreen Food Plus with Systemic will provide protection for up to two months all while encouraging strong plant growth and gorgeous flowers. Also, this can be used on all of your evergreen plants (not just azaleas).
Since this is a systemic insecticide and we want to be careful with the bees, please do not apply this product until after flowering plants until after the blooms have fallen.