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Autumn Moon Azalea

Azalea x 'Shugetsu' (Satsuki hybrid)

A beautiful, small azalea shrub that extends the flowering season! Huge, deep purplish pink blooms, many with white throats, and some with solid color. Great color for containers, or use as low border shrub. Satsuki varieties can often handle a little more sun than most azaleas, though dappled sunlight is recommended. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreThough they are known as azaleas, all azalea hybrids are technically members of genus Rhododendron. Originally bred, and still widely popular for bonsai use, Satsuki azaleas are twiggy with dense foliage, have a low, spreading, rounded and notably smaller leaves.
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 3 to 3½ ft. tall, 2 to 2½ ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design 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. Superior choice for both Chinese and Japanese inspired gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Gardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Camellia (Camellia)

Provide well-drained soil, acidic and rich in organic matter. Best in an east or north exposure, protected from harsh sun in hot, dry climates. Water deeply, 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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