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Brunswick

422 Bath Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
1-800-339-8111
207-442-8111

Falmouth

89 Foreside Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
1-800-244-3860
207-781-3860

Cumberland

201 Gray Rd (Route 100)
Cumberland, ME 04021
1-800-348-8498
207-829-5619

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White Kyushu Azalea

Rhododendron kiusianum 'Album'

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White Kyushu Azalea (Rhododendron kiusianum 'Album') at Skillins Greenhouse

White Kyushu Azalea flowers

White Kyushu Azalea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Album Kyushu Azalea

Description:

Clusters of elegant white blooms cover this azalea in mid spring, contrasting the dark green foliage; this dense dwarf variety stands out as a compact shrub that is great along borders; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained

Ornamental Features

White Kyushu Azalea is bathed in stunning clusters of lightly-scented white trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage. The small glossy oval leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

White Kyushu Azalea is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

White Kyushu Azalea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

White Kyushu Azalea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features
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