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Rhododendron obtusum var. amoenum

Rhododendron obtusum var. amoenum (Kurume azalea, Satsuki azalea)

is a small wide fully hardy perennial evergreen shrub with dark pink flowers in early Spring and mid Spring. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are trumpet shaped. It has low drought tolerance.
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It looks best in Spring.


Rhododendron obtusum var. amoenum grows in soils ranging from a pH of 4.5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 6.5 (slightly acidic ranges from 6.1 to 6.5). It is adapted to clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a rounded shrub has an ultimate height of 1m / 3.3ft and spread of 2m / 6.6ft. It can take 16-20 years to reach its ultimate height.


It has green leaves. They are ovate in shape.


The plant prefers a sheltered situation.


Bank and slope, borders, flowering shrub, low maintenance, woodland margin, bonsai and container plant.


Propagation techniques include cuttings.

-23°C / -9.4F 4.5 to 6.5 16-20 years 1m / 3.3ft 2m / 6.6ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Rhododendron
Specific epithet ? obtusum
Variety ?amoenum
Common names
Kurume azalea (Ireland), Satsuki azalea (Ireland)
IPNI details on Rhododendron obtusum var. amoenum
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