Congratulatory Light Azalea

Azalea x 'Juko' (Satsuki hybrid)

Beautiful, mounding shrub helps extend flowering season! Great color for use in containers, or low border shrub. Satsuki varieties can often handle a little more sun than most azaleas, though dappled sunlight is recommended. Blooms of light pink, speckled with deeper pink; some are solid. 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 the 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 MaturitySlow growing to 2½ to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 3½ ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasDwarf stature makes an excellent shrub for smaller urban application. Exceptional plant for beds and borders; gives foundtion planting early spring color. Naturalize beneath tree groves and on verges of wildlands. A natural for the traditional Asian inspired garden. A popular bonsai specimen.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
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 FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Camellia (Camellia); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Clethra (Clethra)

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. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, 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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