Rhododendron simsii • Azalea

Rhododendron • Rhododendron / Azalea •  シャクナゲ / ツツジ  • 石楠花 / 躑躅  • shakunage / tsutsuji

Update 4/24/13 – one of the simisii azaleas was removed last winter (the one on the left in the picture; we have only one left in the garden).

Still there: two great color bushes by the pond, and still looking stressed, like last year – too much unfiltered sun? On the E bank, L side of the E path:

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SJG • 5/6/12 – Rhododendron simsii, azalea,Area K

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SJG • 5/6/12 – Rhododendron simsii, azalea,flower. Area K

A great write-up from John&Jacq~s GardenWe were absolutely astounded by the sheer number of large showy deep rosy-pink blooms, almost shrouding the dark green foliage beneath. Our first sight of this stunning Azalea indica was at a friend’s house during the 2007 Chinese New Year Season in February. Simply breathtaking – a plant that was less than 15cm tall, yet covered with such a profusion of gorgeous trusses! Probably our dumbstruck admiration caused our dear friend to present that lovely plant as pictured above to us when she returned to Saudi Arabia to work a few weeks later. Aren’t we fortunate?

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