Growing & Maintenance:

In spring, apply balanced fertilizer for acid-loving plants according to package directions. Prune after blooming to shape. Do not prune during winter as next year's flowers will be removed. Check soil weekly for moisture. Water thoroughly when dry. Adequate water until the ground freezes is necessary to sustain the plant during winter. Apply a layer of mulch 2-3" deep around plant to keep roots cool in summer. Maintain 2-3" mulch layer in fall. No additional winter protection other than fall mulching is needed.

Wakaebisu Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Wakaebisu'

Plant Type: Broadleaves
Large, light salmon-pink flowers display deeper pink dots. A profuse rebloomer that flowers in spring and fall, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Green foliage in spring, summer and fall becomes bronze in winter.

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 3 ft
Spacing: 3 ft
Hardiness Zone: 6-9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Rhododendron x 'Wakaebisu'

Sunlight Requirements

Full Sun/Partial Shade (4-6 hours direct sunlight)

Invites Nature

Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Fall
Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Spring
Winter
Summer
Fall

Features

Naturalizing
Evergreen

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape Function

Border or Bed
Accent
Hedge
Foundation Planting
Mass Planting

Soil Preferences

Moist, Well-Drained
Acidic