Higasa Azalea

Azalea x 'Higasa' (Satsuki hybrid)

Beautiful, mounding shrub helps extend flowering season! Great color for containers, or use as a low border shrub. Huge, flat blooms of deep rose-pink with paler margins. Evergreen.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreAzaleas 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 MaturitySlow growing to 2 1/2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 3 1/2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsThis 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

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