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Azalea ‘Sherwoodi’

14 Mar , 2015  

Azalea Sherwoodi Azalea SherwoodiDescription: The Kurume hybrid azaleas of Japan owe their parentage to several species of mountain azaleas, predominantly R. sataense with R. kiusianum. Formerly, the Kurume hybrids were grouped under R. obtusum, but modern horticulturists now consider R. obtusum a hybrid and not a separate species. Dense, upright, evergreen shrub with small, 1 1/4 inch long, elliptic, glossy, olive green leaves. The Kurume are prized for showy clusters of small, profuse early to mid spring flowers, 1 to 3 per truss, which literally cover the plant. Best adapted to partial sun. Prune immediately after flowering so you won’t cut off any of next year’s flower buds. Best if not sheared. Beautiful planted in generous, solid-colored drifts along edge of woods.