Miniature Azalea (Rhododendron 'Chinzan') in the Rhododendrons Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Plant Height: 10-12 inches
Plant Spread: 6-12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Other: Tissue Culture

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Dec 7, 2011 11:44 PM

This tiny Azalea takes 5-10 years to grow to its maximum height of 12 inches. It blooms even when it's only 2 or 3 inches tall, however. It's the perfect plant for an alpine container in the shade and it's an ideal bonsai plant.

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