Azalea x 'Getsutoku' (Satsuki hybrid)
|Description||A beautiful late season bloomer. Large, single wavy petals in a wide array of white, salmon, and pink combinations on a single plant. Great color on a mounding form that is ideal for containers, or for use as a low border shrub. Satsuki varieties can often handle a little more sun than most azaleas, though dappled sunlight is recommended. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 2 1/2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 3 1/2 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Dwarf stature makes an excellent shrub for smaller urban applications. Exceptional plant for beds and borders; gives foundation 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.|
|Companion Plants||Holly (Ilex); Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla); Hosta (Hosta); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
|Care||Provide acidic, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Best in an east or north exposure, protected from harsh sun in hot, dry climates. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during 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.|
|Lore||Though they are known as azaleas, all azalea hybrids are technically members of the genus Rhododendron. Originally bred for characteristics ideal for bonsai use, Satsuki azaleas are twiggy with dense foliage, have a low, spreading, rounded and notably smaller leaves.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.