Mountain Azalea – Rhododendron simsii

$3.35

The Azalea - the most spectacular flowering bonsai of them all.

The azalea is a must have tree for bonsai enthusiasts. It is extremely versatile and can be styled into almost any form. The beautiful multi-coloured flowers literally cover the tree. It's easy to grow and extremely beautiful.  

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The azalea is a must have tree for bonsai enthusiasts. It is extremely versatile and can be styled into almost any form. The beautiful multi-coloured flowers literally cover the tree. It's easy to grow and extremely beautiful.  

Bonsai Location

Indoor or Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Medium

Bonsai Styles

Cascade, Semi-cascade, Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk

Bonsai Size

Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Part Shade

In the Garden

Profuse springtime blooms in shades of white, pink, red, or salmon, so plentiful and large as to completely hide the foliage, make this Azalea a favorite landscape shrub for temperate and tropical climates. This large, spreading evergreen Azalea is most impressive when used in mass plantings but makes an attractive specimen planting as well. Plant in mass on 1-2m centres.

Propagation

Plant in rich, moist, acid soil in light to medium shade, protected from winds. Plants grow well with several hours of direct sun but grow best in filtered shade from tall trees. This Azalea is more tolerant of adverse conditions, including drought than other Azaleas, but the soil must be open and porous, yet able to retain water well. It tolerates sun better than other Azaleas. A thick (3 inches deep) mulch is recommended to help ensure adequate root growth. Roots are located in the top several inches, even in sandy, well-drained soil.

Common Name:Mountain Azalea
Scientific Name:Rhododendron simsii
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 200
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:4 (0 to 5 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic
Soil Type:Clay, Loam
Position/Sunlight:Part Shade
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Mixed
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Cascade, Semi-cascade, Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Growing Information

In the Garden

Profuse springtime blooms in shades of white, pink, red, or salmon, so plentiful and large as to completely hide the foliage, make this Azalea a favorite landscape shrub for temperate and tropical climates. This large, spreading evergreen Azalea is most impressive when used in mass plantings but makes an attractive specimen planting as well. Plant in mass on 1-2m centres.

Propagation

Plant in rich, moist, acid soil in light to medium shade, protected from winds. Plants grow well with several hours of direct sun but grow best in filtered shade from tall trees. This Azalea is more tolerant of adverse conditions, including drought than other Azaleas, but the soil must be open and porous, yet able to retain water well. It tolerates sun better than other Azaleas. A thick (3 inches deep) mulch is recommended to help ensure adequate root growth. Roots are located in the top several inches, even in sandy, well-drained soil.

Product Details
Common Name:Mountain Azalea
Scientific Name:Rhododendron simsii
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 200
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:4 (0 to 5 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic
Soil Type:Clay, Loam
Position/Sunlight:Part Shade
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Mixed
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Cascade, Semi-cascade, Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate