Congratulatory Light Azalea
Azalea x 'Juko' (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 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 Maturity||Slow growing to 2½ to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 3½ ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Dwarf 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|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||Attracts Butterflies, Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese 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