Azalea japonica 'LYSANDER'

Azalea japonica
Azalea japonica 'LYSANDER'
Japanese azalea
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.5-1m
USUAL WIDTH 0.6-1.5m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS red
BLOOMING TIME May - May
LOCATION semi-shade / partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Rhododendrons, azaleas, and mountain laurels
Evergreen broadleaf
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Japanese azaleas are very popular features of our gardens. In their home climate they grow to relatively substantial shrubs, as opposed to limited sizes in our continental, dry climate. They are very floriferous, maintenance-free shrubs that usually bloom from mid to late spring.

Kurume azaleas are supposed to be a species of its own. Still, most of them were hybridized with other species or varieties so now they are all classified as Japanese azaleas, at least in commerce. Lysander is one of those and believe me that when once you have seen its uniqueness you will not care about its classification whatsoever and concentrate solely on its beauty. From early to late May it makes an eye-catching display of medium-sized, trumpet-like flowers with rounded petals of such an intense but at the same time warm shade of red that makes many designers call Lysander an orange azalea. Well, to me orange is a colour of a fruit which Lysander can hardly be compared with but I can understand their effort in pointing out at the extraordinary colour. Moreover, the plant has so much red pigment that in autumn, when the leaves loose their chlorophyll, they turn deep red and remain so until early spring. They are evergreen, narrowly elliptic, slightly curved, and very glossy. Lysander azalea grows moderately into a prostrate shrub that gets wider than tall.

Japanese azaleas can be clipped to shapes in early June. If so, do not use fertilizers enhancing growth rate. The size of new branches would get out hand and spoil the shape you are going to achieve. They need light, permeable soil that is acid, constantly moist (keep azaleas mulched at all times) and moderately fertile. Use fertilizers for rhododendrons and azaleas, or ericaceous plants. The best soil mix is 1/3 of peat, 1/3 of leaf-mould or lime-free compost, and 1/3 of soil from the hole where you are going to plant it. Azaleas have shallow roots, so do not plant not too deep. This variety proved hardy to -24°C° (USDA zone 6) but will probably take lower temperatures.

Last update 02-06-2013
SIZES and PRICES
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Azalea japonica height 30-40 cm, width 30-40 cm
HOBBY
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Azalea japonica height 40-50 cm, width 50-60 cm
STANDARD
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Azalea japonica height 30-40 cm, width 40-60 cm
De Luxe
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Azalea japonica height 30-40 cm, width 40-60 cm
De Luxe
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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