• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uh HIB-RID
    Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Design IdeasConsider planting along a sunny wall or foundation to delight in the explosion of color as winter turns full steam into spring. Extra large blooms with masses of big pink blossoms from late March to April.
    Companion PlantsCamellia (Camellia); Gardenia (Gardenia); Bush Lily (Clivia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide acidic, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Best in an east or north exposure, protected from harsh sun. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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