• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spring Flowering
    Blooms:
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uh
    Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Gift Plant
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsDogwood (Cornus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Viburnum (Viburnum); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, acidic soils; requires excellent drainage. Best in bright shade in hot southern zones. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool. Shelter from drying winds. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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