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Azalea hybrida Christmas Cheer

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Azalea hybrida Christmas Cheer Kurume Azalea,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded, Shrub Like

Kurume azaleas are from Japan, have a dense, compact growth habit and small delicate flowers. Flowers are clustered and semi-double. Flowers appear mainly in late Winter and early Spring. Use in Japanese themed gardens, for bonsai, borders and in containers. Grows approx 1m x 1m. Christmas Cheer has deep-red flowers.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Topiary / Espalier, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Mites, Petal Blight, Rust, Yellow Leaves

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Ericaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate