Kimono™ Maraschino Azalea

Azalea x 'Maraschino'

Luxuriant carmine-red blooms cover glossy dark green foliage as it drifts through the garden blanketing perennial borders with beautiful late spring color. When cool weather arrives, the evergreen foliage turns a handsome black-purple color. A low growing, spreading habit that creates a wonderful ground cover.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.


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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 20 in. tall, spreading to 32 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Edging, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daphne (Daphne); Tree Fern (Dicksonia); Fatsia (Fatsia)

Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Best in east or north exposures, sheltered from harsh sun in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Apply an acid fertilizer after bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

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