Scientific Name: Rhododendron 'Coral Bells'
Common Name: pink hose in hose azalea, Kurume evergreen azalea
Family Name: Ericaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Group or mass planting, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Humus rich
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Elliptic, Oblong, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Pink, Mar-Apr-May
Fruit: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Key ID Features:
A dwarf evergreen azalea with attractive tiered branches; leaves alternate elliptic-oblong, most blades 3-4cm long 1-2cm wide, pubescent (flat sparse hairs); flowers funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose (two sets of petals, one inside the other), coral-pink to peach-pink to purplish.