Azalea x 'Hino-Crimson' (Kurume hybrid)Item #0815 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
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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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:az-ZAY-lee-uhDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:RedFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign 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. Perfectly paired with dwarf conifers or in front of taller rhododendrons. Superior choice for both Chinese and Japanese inspired gardens.Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Japanese Maple (Acer); Fern (Woodwardia); Daphne (Daphne); Fatsia (Fatsia)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- History & LoreHistory:This azalea belongs to the dwarf kurume group which originated in Japan. They are hybrid offspring of crosses between two natives of Kyushu Island, the southernmost of the Japanese string. Parent species are R. obtusum kuand R. kiusianum. The latter is a low growing form that lends the dwarf stature to the Kurume hybrids.Lore:The Kurume azaleas are preferred for the art of bonsai due to their smaller stature and diminutive leaves.