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Kinpai Azalea

Azalea x 'Kinpai' (Satsuki hybrid)

Beautiful, mounding shrub shows color early in season. Great for use in containers, or low border shrub. White-centered flowers with variations of coral, buff or reddish-orange borders. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationuh-ZAY-lee-uh
LoreCertain Satsuki azalea cultivars are well adapted to the art of bonsai, and many very old specimens can be found in collections around the world.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 2½ to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 3½ ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasA beautiful flowering shrub for use in foundation planting, beds and borders. A vital component of Asian style gardens, providing the structural spring color for the Japanese tea garden. Integrates nicely into southern formal compositions and provides excellent color for smaller courtyards. Works nicely as a landscape shrub in acidic soils as an understory woodland candidate or mixed with ferns to brighten shaded nooks and crannies.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial 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 Cheals Weeping Cherry, (Prunus serrulata 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'), Oshio Beni Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum 'Oshio-Beni') and Silver Dragon Liriope, (Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'). It's exceptional along side Orangee Flame Oregon Grape Holly, (Mahonia aquifolium 'Orangee Flame') or Deer Fern, (Blechum spicant).

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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