Satsuki Azalea

                (Rhododendron indicum & Rhododendron tamurea)

 

Welcome to the world of the Satsuki Azalea. The name and its meaning refer to its late bloom time, specifically the 5th month or 5th moon. The flowers appear after the new leaves. This timing enhances their display and makes them a choice species to be used as a Bonsai specimen. The intricate and unusual flowers come in multiple shapes and colors. Sometimes on the same plant! These are being groomed as future Bonsai, but can be planted in many garden beds within the 6-9 hardness zone.