Azalea x 'Getsutoku' (Satsuki hybrid)
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 2 1/2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 3 1/2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|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, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Holly (Ilex); Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla); Hosta (Hosta); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Coral Bells (Heuchera)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9