Autumn Moon Azalea
Azalea x 'Shugetsu' (Satsuki hybrid)
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Though 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 Maturity||Slowly reaches 3 to 3½ ft. tall, 2 to 2½ ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Mounding|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese 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