How to grow Azalea japonica

Azalea japonica grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Rhododendron also known as Japanese azaleas, Azalea japonica perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.

Leaves color green in elliptic to ovate shape.

Azalea japonica flowers

Flower color can be: pink, purple, red, white, peach, orange or more than one color some cultivars have dots with five petals merge in the base.

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How to grow Azalea japonica growing and care:

Acidic soil 4-6 ph, rich soil, moist soil, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn in warm climate

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
After blooming

How to prune:
Just for design and dead flowers

Size of the plant?
40-80cm, 16-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes (with light)

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring to autumn / in warm climate autumn to spring

General information about the flower
Pink, purple, red, white, peach, orange or more than one color flowers, some cultivars have dots with five petals merge in the base

Scientific name:

Azalea japonica

How to grow Azalea japonica

Azalea japonica


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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