Dawn's Chorus Azalea
Azalea x 'Dawn's Chorus' (Exbury hybrid)
|Description||An extremely hardy selection with lush, semi-glossy, olive green foliage and reddish orange buds that open to fragrant, frilly, light pink, funnel-shaped blooms with a deep yellow blotch. The small mounding form is excellent for massing in shrub borders, or for use as a bold landscape accent at the edge of a reflecting pool. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Exceptional early spring color for beds, borders and foundation planting. Add to perimeter plantings. A natural large tree groves and the verges of wildlands or naturalistic landscapes. A traditional choice for Asian inspired gardens. Bold color for reflecting pools and water gardens.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Astilbe (Astilbe); Fern (Polystichum); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
|Care||Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Prune to shape and apply an acid fertilizer after flowering.|
|Lore||Though they are known as azaleas, all azalea hybrids are technically members of the genus Rhododendron. Azaleas and cherry blossoms are the two plants that symbolize spring in the Japanese tea garden.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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