Azalea x 'Hino-Crimson' (Kurume hybrid)
|Description||This stunning hardy azalea thrives in cold climates! The profusion of single, crimson blooms appear early and continue through spring. A premier flowering shrub for use as a hedge, walkway border, or in mass plantings for a stunning color display. Loves the dappled sunlight of a woodland garden. Semi-evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge|
|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. Perfectly paired with dwarf conifers or in front of taller rhododendrons. Superior choice for both Chinese and Japanese inspired gardens.|
|Companion Plants||Gardenia (Gardenia); Japanese Maple (Acer); Fern (Polystichum); Daphne (Daphne); Fatsia (Fatsia)|
|Care||Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh sun exposures in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.|
|Lore||The Kurume azaleas are preferred for the art of bonsai due to their smaller stature and diminutive leaves.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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