Dawn's Chorus Azalea
Azalea x 'Dawn's Chorus' (Exbury hybrid)
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
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|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Astilbe (Astilbe); Fern (Polystichum); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9