The Amagasa Azalea is a mid to late spring bloomer that produces masses of coral-pink trumpet-shaped flowers with a splash of red speckles in the throat.
In spring, evergreen foliage emerges as a light green before maturing to a deep dark green which keeps its color through winter.
The Amagasa Azalea is a dwarf variety and matures to 2′ H x 2-3′ W. Amagasa tends to grow in a compact dense mound, which can be a perfect solution for small areas in the landscape.
Try it in a container, low-hedge, mass planting, border, or mixed bed.
Hardy from USDA Zones 6-9.
Plant in Partial Sun for best results. Filtered Sun for much of the day or 2-3 hours of direct sun a day is sufficient. Too much sun will stress the plant, while too little sun will result in decreased foliage and bloom potential.
This rhododendron has only medium water requirements once established. For the first growing season, provide supplementary water 2-3 times a week in average weather conditions.
The Amagasa Azalea prefers acidic to neutral soil for best results. In addition, ensure that the soil drains well in order to avoid root rot.
Fertilize in early spring with a balanced acidic plant fertilizer. This will help ensure future growth and blooms, as well as promote the overall well-being of your plant.
Trim after the bloom cycle has ended. The Amagasa Azalea, like other yearly blooming rhododendrons, begins compiling the next years blooms after the end of the current years cycle. Trimming too late will decrease the amount of potential blooms for the next year.
To create a seamless hedge we recommend planting 2′ apart and to create individual shrubs plant at least 4′ apart