Monday, June 4, 2012
USDA hardiness zones 5-9
This azalea bush grows in sandy soil in Lansing, New York with a southwest exposure. Sitting in the sunroom you can look out the window to see a multitude of tiny dark pink flowers. This azalea bloomed in May and continued to have showy flowers into June.
Azaleas are generally slow-growing and do best in well-drained acidic soil. They are shade tolerant and they prefer living near or under trees.
In Chinese culture, the azalea is known as "thinking of home bush" (siangish shu).