One of the smallest azalea varieties around, Azalea Chinzan delivers a whopping dose of flower power in a tiny package. Growing to just 1–2’ with a slightly wider spread of 2–3’, Chinzan features vivid pink 2–3” flowers that nearly cover the shrub. This is a slightly later spring bloomer, typically flowering sometime in May. When the flowers have completed their second flush of bloom later in the season, the evergreen foliage takes over, creating beautiful form and color in the winter garden. Its dainty size makes it ideal for container plantings, borders, and mass plantings in Asian, cottage, and woodland gardens. Tend to its needs of acidic, well-drained soil, late winter/early spring fertilizing, and regular watering and you’ll love the show that Chinzan puts on.
Features & Benefits
- Bright pink 2–3” blooms
- Spring bloom time with repeat bloom in late summer/fall
- Dark green evergreen foliage for 12-month interest
- True dwarf size is ideal for smaller gardens and container gardens, borders, or mass planting in woodland gardens
- Moderate growth rate
- Cold hardy, heat tolerant, and disease-resistant
- Pollinator magnet
Care & Space
- Plant in partial sun to dappled shade
- Plant Height: 1–2’
- Plant Width: 2–3’
- Growth Habit: Nicely rounded and spreading shape
- Plant in acidic, well-drained soil and water consistently as plant is getting established. Fertilize with a balanced slow-release fertilizer in late winter or early spring. Lightly prune after blooming is complete.
- USDA Zones 6a–9b