Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height: 10-15cm
Characteristics: Asian (Japan) natives, very appealing purple Azalea flowers, evergreen thick green leaves, easy to grow shrub
Growth & Spread: Height 0.8m - 1.2m, Spread 0.6m - 1.2m
Flourishing Season: Blossoms throughout the year, early flowering in May-June
Water & Maintenance: Average water required, generally low maintenance plants
Azalea bushes are natives to Asian countries, mainly to Japan. They are hardy, can endure severe winter condition and are easy to grow. Their round and compact growing habit nominates them to be suitable for container gardening. The thick green leaves of Azalea are evergreen, thus making this shrub an essential highlight in your spring garden.
Azaleas are dwarf shrubs that usually require low maintenance for growth and care. Its soothing, extremely appealing purple flowers give away a sentiment of bliss and peace. They prefer shady sheltered spots protected from cold winds when they are young.
Plant them in humus rich soil that is moist and acidic. For moisture retention, simply add a layer of mulch made with ericaceous compost. Pruning is required but once in winter after the flowering season to remove any dead or damaged stems.
The purple Azalea flowers produce a pleasing contrast against the thick green leaves. They can be planted near a fence or conifers, in container pots or as hedge to flower beds. The flowers of Azalea will attract bees and butterflies, bringing an additional pinch of life to your garden.
Both beginner and seasoned gardeners will find it easy to grow Azalea shrubs. These are early blooming flowers and will attract attention to your garden in early season and will last for weeks.
In fact, this evergreen combination of purple flowers and glossy green foliage will provide year-round interest.
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