Azalea x 'Higasa' (Satsuki hybrid)
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Lore||Azaleas are among the few blooming plants found in the traditional Japanese tea garden, and the earliest known hybrids originated in Japan. All azaleas are actually classified under genus Rhododendron, but share their own distinct taxonomical grouping.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 2 1/2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 3 1/2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring|
|Design Ideas||A perfectly sized azalea for high profile foundation planting. Attention getter at close range around outdoor living areas or to liven up dull shrub borders. Create irregular groups in sheltered locations around tree groves and in acidic soils in conjunction with conifers. Superior choice for Asian inspired gardens.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||This azalea works nicely with other Asian garden plants such as Weeping Cherry, Japanese Maple, and Liriope. Don't forget to include other blooming Azalea varieties for a rainbow of color from spring to early summer. It's exceptional alongside the colored fall foliage of Oregon Grape Holly and Dogwood.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9