Azalea - Korean
Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense
- Shade tolerant
- Spring color
Heirloom azalea. It's surprising that such an easy-to-grow azalea can be so difficult to find - that's why we added Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense 'Compacta' to our selection. Found in gardens since the 1800s, it offers exceptional cold-hardiness, very high shade tolerance, and a flurry of star-shaped lavender flowers in late spring.
USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)
Exposure Full sun, Part sun
Height 3 - 5'
Width 3 - 5'
Finish Time 1 season
Bloom Time Spring
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"
Soil Cool, acidic soils with abundant organic matter and good drainage are required.
Pruning Rarely needed; Prune after flowering if required.
Uses Woodland gardens; pollinator gardens; specimen; foundation plantings; mixed borders.
Growing Tips Shallow, fibrous roots benefit from a layer of mulch.