• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsViburnum (Viburnum); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Dogwood (Cornus); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, acidic, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hot summer climates. Water deeply and regularly during the 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.
    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).
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.