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Vivid carmine red flowers cover this lovely evergreen azalea in early April The dense compact habit of the shrub accentuates the profuse flowering. It can be used as a single bright punctuation in a planting or placed in drifts creating eye catching ribbons of red. The dark green shiny foliage of 'Hinode-giri' would make a good informal low hedge or can be used in combinations with other compact growers. Its overall form would work well with dwarf conifers or as a skirt around taller rhododendrons.
Plant Type: shrub
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)
Plant Height-Mature: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)
Plant Width-Mature: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Flower Color: red
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering
Seasonal Interest: spring flowers of vivid carmine red
Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: cream, silver, gold
Great Color Partners: bronze, dark green, chartreuse
- Culture Notes
- This azalea is easy to grow in the Pacific Northwest. Plant it in rich well-drained or sandy soil in a location with full sun to light or open shade. Azaleas are shallow-rooted plants requiring regular watering during dry weather. Faded flowers often drop off or are quickly covered by new growth. Almost no pruning is needed to keep azaleas looking good. Adult root weevils can chew on their leaves, but this is less of a problem on plants that receive more light and regular watering.
- Geek Notes
- Originally developed from in Kurume, Japan from complex hybrids of native species, this beautiful cultivar was imported to Britain by the famous plant explorer E.H. Wilson and is known as one of the "Wilson Fifty" representing one of what is now collectively referred to as Kurume azaleas. A rough translation of 'Hinode-giri' means "Mist of the Rising Sun" and one can imagine the flaming brilliance captured in the early morning haze when gazing at the compelling flowers.