• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 4 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uh
    Plant type:Rhododendron, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 4 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daphne (Daphne); Astilbe (Astilbe); Fatsia (Fatsia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. 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 sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.