Rhododendron japonicum

Japanese Azalea

Family: Ericaceae Heath

Type Shrub
USDA Hardiness range 5B - 8A
Exposure Partial shade or partial sun
Bloom color Red, yellow
Bloom time Spring
Water needs Moist
Landscape uses Border, massing, specimen, woodland garden
Height 4' to 6' / 1.20m to 1.80m
Spread 5' to 7' / 1.60m to 2.20m
Growth rate Slow
Persistence Deciduous, broadleaf
Bloom attributes Fragrant flowers
Leaf color Green
Fruit color Brown
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Rounded, spreading or horizontal