Hino Crimson Kurume Azalea
Stunning Blooms, Prolific Hino Crimson Kurume Azalea
- Stunning Crimson Red Flowers
- Profuse Bloomer
- Great in Mass
- Glossy Green Leaves
- Cold Hardy Low Growing Azalea Variety
- Thrives in Part Shade and Well Drained Soils
Looking for a breathtaking display of the most amazing clear, dark red spring blooms? You’ve got to take a good, long look at the lovely, hardy Hino Crimson Kurume Azalea (Rhododendron Kurume X 'Hino-Crimson'). It is just absolutely covered in long-lasting blooms and features extremely attractive summer and fall foliage.
Like many plants developed in Asia, there is a quintessentially graceful look to this compact mounded evergreen shrub. Its cloaked in deep, glossy green, small leaves that just peek through the prolific blooms to offset the wonderful dark red flowers.
The elliptic, olive green foliage is small and dense, making a wonderful show all summer long. A lovely bronze overcast deepens in fall and is held through the winter.
Kurume Azaleas develop many flower trusses in spring, and each one holds up to 3 flowers. No wonder they are prized for their showy flower power in early to mid-spring!
Hino Crimson is one of the hardiest of the semi-dwarf evergreen Azaleas. Famous for its incredible bloom production, it was introduced in New York in the 1940’s and quickly became the number 1 Kurume hybrid Azalea planted.
The long-lasting spring flowers are a sight for winter-sore eyes. Treat yourself to this spectacular variety. Order today!
How to Use Hino Crimson Kurume Azalea in the Landscape
One of the most popular of the Kurume Azaleas these dense plants make incredible mass plantings to fill a large shaded area in your landscape. Plant 2 feet apart on center to achieve a solid hedge or expand the space to 5 feet apart for individual plants. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Low hedges or mass plantings along a shady north side of the house create a wonderfully colorful spot in spring. Hino Crimson look lovely near white marble garden sculptures, surrounding outdoor fountains and edging a shrub border.
Run them along a woodland path to enliven the journey in spring. They’ll remain attractive all year long and make a spectacular naturalized hedge or border.
Try Hino Crimson as a bold, dramatic addition to your foundation planting on east facing walls. That lush red color and sweet mounded form will contrast beautifully against your existing foundation Yews.
We recommend you allow the Azaleas to fill in as they will, as there is no real need to shear these lovely mounding shrubs.
Bonsai enthusiasts should try these to create amazing living works of art. You can grow them in large containers for patio use, as well.
Place one or more anywhere you need a burst of bright color in spring!
#ProPlantTips for Care
Plant in part sun, giving your plants protection from the hot afternoon sun for best results. If you live in an area with high summer humidity, they will be able to tolerate a greater amount of sun.
This plant does well in containers and can be used as a patio plant. Choose an Acid Planting Mix like Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Potting Soil for container growing.
Hino Crimson also prefers consistent surface moisture. It’s a good idea to add 2 to 3 inches of mulch to keep the root system cool and cut down on evaporation.
Buds can receive cold damage with late winter freezes. Try to look for locations with good air circulation and exposure to early morning sun to avoid spring freeze damage. The east side of a house is usually a good choice.
Lightly prune right after the spent flowers have passed. Otherwise, you'll risk trimming off next year's flower buds.
Low maintenance and low care, the Hino Crimson when properly planted should have few problems. However, Hino Crimson does not tolerate poor drainage or high pH soils. Plant high and in well-drained, acidic soil, rich with organic matter.
Azaleas like an acidic soil between 5.5 and 6 for best performance. Feed both in-ground and container plants each spring and in early summer with Dr Earth Acid Lovers Premium and Organic Fertilizer.
You’ll fall in love with the brilliant crimson blooms of Hino Crimson Kurume Azalea. It’s sure to become the centerpiece in your yard for years to come. We have a limited quantity, so order now.
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- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
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Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Rhododendron kurume X 'Hino-Crimson'|
|Foliage||Broad Leaved Evergreen|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Sun|