‘Scarlet Dragon’ is a classic Kurume that is compact and small, it has a profusion of small, single, vibrant red blooms that are on display in spring and also again through autumn and winter. Flowers sit amongst beautiful, fine, dark green glossy foliage.
Prefers a full sun to part shade position with a well-drained, humus rich soil that is slightly acidic. Is hardy once established. Prune after flowering to maintain a compact shape, mulch well during extended dry periods and fertilise with an Azalea specific or a complete organic fertiliser in spring and late summer. If flowers are becoming mushy this might be a sign of petal blight, pick off and dispose of then treat with appropriate fungicides. Azaleas are also susceptible to insect attack, treat with appropriate pesticides.
The 'Landscaping Azalea’ looks fantastic and works well mass planted under trees or as a specimen plant. Great potted in courtyards, entertaining areas or to frame an entrance. Kurumes are often used in Japanese style gardens where they are clipped into gorgeous flowering mounds, plant with other Japanese style plants such as Acer, Camellia, Pieris and Ophiopogan.
Height to 80cm
Width to 1.0m