Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Filtered sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing 2 to 4 ft. high, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uh
Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Compact, Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing 2 to 4 ft. high, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Pink
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleAsian/Zen
Design IdeasExceptional early spring color for partial shade beds, borders and foundation plantings. A natural under large tree groves and on the perimeter of wildlands or naturalistic landscapes. A traditional choice for Asian inspired gardens. Bold color for reflecting pools and water gardens.
Companion PlantsThis Azalea works nicely with other Asian garden plants such as Weeping Cherry, Japanese Maple, Hydrangea, Camellia and Liriope. It's exceptional alongside the colored foliage Oregon Grape Holly and Painted Fern.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Filtered sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
The Kurume azaleas are hybrids of two species, A. obtusum and A. kiusianum, both native to the island of Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan. The Kurume hybrids have been crossing naturally for centuries in the Japanese highlands and Japanese growers have been producing A. x obtusum hybrids for generations with over 700 different cultivars credited to this endeavor. The Kurume hybrids were first introduced to the west at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exhibition in San Francisco.