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RHODODENDRON 'Pink Imperial'
Showy clusters of intense purplish red flowers adorn this evergreen azalea in late spring. The flaring funnel-shaped blooms have frilled edges. This upright medium-sized shrub has small rounded leaves.
This cultivar is one of many hybridized by R. P. Mayo of Augusta, Georgia. It is the result of a cross between a Kurume hybrid and a hybrid of the Japanese native Rhododendron indicum. This somewhat cold-tender azalea prefers partial shade and highly organic acid soil that is evenly moist but well-drained. Plant it shallowly and mulch well to conserve moisture and suppress weeds. It does best with warm summers and cool winters. Do any necessary pruning directly after the flowers fade, before next year's buds form. Try to site it where it will not need to be pruned back. It is excellent for Japanese gardens, bonsai, and mixed borders.
9 - 1
7 - 9
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
5'-8' / 1.5m - 2.4m
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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