Azalea x 'Hino-Crimson' (Kurume hybrid)Item #0815 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
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This stunning hardy azalea thrives in cold climates! The profusion of single, crimson blooms appear early and continue through spring. Premier flowering shrub for use as hedge, walkway border or in massed planting for stunning color display. Loves the dappled sunlight of a woodland garden. Semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uhDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:RedFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasA perfectly sized azalea for high profile foundation planting. Attention-getter at close range around outdoor living areas or to liven up dull shrub borders. Create irregular groups in sheltered locations around tree groves and in acidic soils in conjunction with conifers. Perfectly paired with dwarf conifers or in front of taller rhododendrons. Superior choice for both Chinese and Japanese inspired gardens.Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Japanese Maple (Acer); Fern (Woodwardia); Daphne (Daphne); Fatsia (Fatsia)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This azalea belongs to the dwarf kurume group which originated in Japan. They are hybrid offspring of crosses between two natives of Kyushu Island, the southernmost of the Japanese string. Parent species are R. obtusum kuand R. kiusianum. The latter is a low growing form that lends the dwarf stature to the Kurume hybrids.Lore:The Kurume azaleas are preferred for the art of bonsai due to their smaller stature and diminutive leaves.