Hino Crimson Kurume Azalea

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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. It's 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! These are eagerly sought-after by pollinators and hummingbirds looking for a spring treat!

Hino Crimson is one of the hardiest of the semi-dwarf, broad-leaved evergreen Azaleas! Famous for its incredible bloom production, it was introduced in New York in the 1940s and quickly became the #1 Kurume Hybrid Azalea planted. The long-lasting spring flowers are a sight for winter-sore eyes. But the orangey tint of the fall foliage is a wonderful autumn surprise! surprise!

Planting and Application:

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 the shady north side of the house create a wonderfully colorful spot in spring. Hino Crimson looks 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 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!

  • Stunning Crimson-Red Flowers
  • Profuse Bloomer
  • Glossy Olive-Green Broad-Leaved Evergreen Leaves
  • Pollinator & Hummingbird-Friendly
  • Great in Mass Plantings, Containers, Hedges & Foundations

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Rhododendrons 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, these will be able to tolerate a greater amount of sun. 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. With 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. 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.

  • Partial Shade
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture Needs
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Cold Hardy Low Growing Azalea Variety
  • Thrives in Part Shade & Well Drained Soils

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. Treat yourself to this spectacular variety. Order today at NatureHills.com!

Azalea and Rhododendron Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to plant an Azalea bush?

Azaleas and Rhododendrons prefer partial shade (both dappled shade all day or morning sun with afternoon shade). Plant in a slightly acidic, consistently moist, enriched and well-drained soil location for best results. Their shallow roots dislike soggy soil but thrive with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over their surface.

How big does an Azalea bush get?

Hino Crimson Kurume Azalea can reach 2-3 foot tall and has 3-5 feet in width in optimal conditions.

Are Azalea bushes low maintenance?

Azalea and Rhododendron shrubs are very easy to grow and low-maintenance. Water during drought, prune only after flowering, and fertilize with an acid-loving organic, slow-release flowering plant fertilizer.

What is the difference between Rhododendrons and Azaleas?

All Azaleas are Rhododendrons but not all Rhodondendrons are Azaleas. Azalea tends to be smaller-sized with smaller leaves and stems, while Rhododendrons can be larger with stout branching and larger bloom trusses. There can both be either deciduous or broad-leaved evergreens.

How Do I Find Azalea and Rhododendron Bushes for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Azaleas at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of flowering bushes for sale, including many lovely varieties!

Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

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NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Azaleas for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Hino Crimson Kurume Azalea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rhododendron kurume X 'Hino-Crimson'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering