Tradition Azalea

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Rhododendron Kurume 'Tradition'

Native to the island of Kyushu, Japan, Kurume's are a cold-hardy azalea that made their way to the U.S. in the early 20th century (1917). The Kurume hybrids have multiplied since and now consist of several hundred varieties. The Tradition is known for its heavy blooms and showy color that illuminates backgrounds with water (e.g., pool, water fountain). The recommended fertilizer for azaleas is the slow release Osmocote. 

Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC  
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Shrub
Foliage Type Evergreen
Height 2' - 4'
Spread 3' - 5'
Shape Compact/Rounded
Primary Foliage Color Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Green
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Pink
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Filtered sun/Partial shade
Water Preferences Average; ensure planting area provides adequate drainage. 
 Hardiness Zone 6 - 9