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PlantFiles: Satsuki Azalea, Southern Indica Hybrid Azalea
Rhododendron indicum

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhododendron (roh-do-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: indicum (IN-dih-kum) (Info)

Synonym:Azalea indica
Synonym:Azalea macrantha
Synonym:Rhododendron hangnoense
Synonym:Rhododendron lateritium
Synonym:Rhododendron decumbens

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Lily_love On May 31, 2007, Lily_love from Central, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

It appears that with proper care, Satsuki Azalea will do well in our zone. I'm pleased this shrub can be cultivated in miniture pot.

Neutral Monocromatico On Jun 4, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is the most common azalea species cultivated here in Rio de Janeiro. Although it appear in many colors and sizes, the shrubs and pink flowered ones are everywhere.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
Paradise, California
Lakeland, Florida
Hinesville, Georgia
Charlotte, North Carolina
Conway, South Carolina

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