AZELEA JAPONICA is a small heath shrub that provides evergreen, bushy growth. Its star appeal, however, is the massive blooming of very beautiful flowers ranging from pink to red, purple and white.
Since it can grow up to 5 to 6 ½ feet (1.5 to 2 meters) tall, depending on the species.It is important to not over-expose your Azalea japonica to sunlight, so favor a spot that is partly shaded.
*Well-drained soil is essential.
*Adding heath soil is necessary.
They especially require frequent watering in spring and summer.
To reduce watering frequency, mulch the base of your Azalea japonica with maritime pine bark. This will retain moisture and cool the soil.
After a couple years, your azalea japonica will do fine without any watering, except in case of prolonged dry spells or heat waves.
If the water is hard in your area, do your best to recover rainwater. Indeed, hard water tends to reduce soil acid levels, which is the opposite of what Japanese azalea loves.
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