Azalea x 'Kinpai' (Satsuki hybrid)
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Lore||Certain 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 Maturity||Slow growing to 2½ to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 3½ ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, 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 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