Royal Azalea – Rhododendron schlippenbachii

$3.35

Magnificent, pink, fragrant flowers followed by deep green leaves that turn red in autumn.

Azalea trees are traditionally one of the most popular species of bonsai because they are beautiful to look at in full flower and they are relatively easy to train. This species with its beautiful showy flowers is no exception and its leaves which change from green to yellow and then red make this species a must have for bonsai enthusiasts.  

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Azalea trees are traditionally one of the most popular species of bonsai because they are beautiful to look at in full flower and they are relatively easy to train. This species with its beautiful showy flowers is no exception and its leaves which change from green to yellow and then red make this species a must have for bonsai enthusiasts.  

Bonsai Location

Indoor or Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Medium

Bonsai Styles

Semi-cascade, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting

Bonsai Size

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

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Fragrant

In the Garden

One of the most common under story trees found in Korea, Rhododendron schippenbachii produces masses of pink flowers in late spring. Growing up to 5m tall, it will look great as a feature tree, shrub or pot plant and will look spectacular in mass plantings.

Propagation

A native to cool areas of Korea, this species is frost hardy and will grow well in all cool and temperate areas of Australia. It will grow in most soil types. For best results grow it in a slightly acidic soil mix in part shade, or full sun in cooler climates. For more flowers, dead head carefully and prune for more flowering shoots. Azalea roots live near the surface, so mulch well in summer to prevent the soil from drying out.

Common Name:Royal Azalea
Scientific Name:Rhododendron schlippenbachii
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 40
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Pink
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Semi-cascade, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:1-2m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Fragrant
Growing Information

In the Garden

One of the most common under story trees found in Korea, Rhododendron schippenbachii produces masses of pink flowers in late spring. Growing up to 5m tall, it will look great as a feature tree, shrub or pot plant and will look spectacular in mass plantings.

Propagation

A native to cool areas of Korea, this species is frost hardy and will grow well in all cool and temperate areas of Australia. It will grow in most soil types. For best results grow it in a slightly acidic soil mix in part shade, or full sun in cooler climates. For more flowers, dead head carefully and prune for more flowering shoots. Azalea roots live near the surface, so mulch well in summer to prevent the soil from drying out.

Product Details
Common Name:Royal Azalea
Scientific Name:Rhododendron schlippenbachii
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 40
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Pink
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Semi-cascade, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:1-2m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Fragrant