‘Wakaebisu’ Azalea

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Azalea satsuki ‘Wakaebisu’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7a to 9b
‘Wakaebisu’ azalea has a low mounding form with salmon pink flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer. A dwarf, it only grows 2 to 5 feet by 3 to 5 feet, making it perfect for woodland shade gardens, Asian-inspired landscapes, and borders. Karume azaleas like part-sun environments with morning sun and filtered afternoon shade. This one is spectacular when used in mass plantings.
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Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 2 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Rounded
Features:   Easy To Grow, Naturalizes Well
Disease Resistant, Disease Resistant
Attracts:   Bees, Butterflies
Garden Ideas:   
Shade, Cottage, Cutting
Flower features:    Showy Flowers, Profuse flowering
Shell-pink that bloom in spring
Foliage type and color:    Broadleaf, Dark Green
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Foundation, Woodland edge
Accent, Border, Mass Planting
‘Wakaebisu’ Azalea is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 2 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   3-4 ft apart
Exposure:   Partial Shade to Partial Shade
Watering:   Moderate   Evenly Moist
Soil Types:   Acidic   Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Azaleas do best in consistently semi-moist but well-drained acidic soil, rich with organic matter. Most azaleas prefer partial or filtered shade, but reblooming varieties may need more sun to encourage a second bloom cycle. Use a fertilizer for acid-loving plants, and apply after spring bloom. Lace bugs are a common pest on azaleas. Plant out of full sun to avoid stress that makes azaleas susceptible to lace bugs, or consider a systemic pesticide. Read the label for proper use.
General Planting Tips:    Some plants, including camellias, azaleas, iris, ferns, and dogwood, prefer shallow planting. Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole three times as wide as the container. Remove plant from container and place in the hole after having loosened the roots slightly. Add soil back to the hole ensuring the top of the root ball is 1-2 inches above the original soil level. No soil should be put on top of the root ball. Water and add more soil to the surrounding area if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, unless no mulch is specified in the care requirements.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Acidic fertilizer after flowering according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    With a beautiful natural form, there is little need to prune. If you think your azaleas need pruning, do so immediately after the spring flowering for maximum bud set. Light pruning of more established plants will stimulate growth and flowering.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7a to 9b

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