This medium shrub features a stunning display of bright crimson flowers in mid-spring and evergreen foliage all year. The clusters of funnel-shaped flowers cover the plant, generally in May. The leaves are small but evergreen, turning a bronze color in the winter. This variety will reach 2 to 4 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide over time.
All azaleas need an acidic pH and evenly moist soil that doesn’t dry out or stay saturated. If the leaves begin to yellow, they will need an acidifier added to the soil. Adding lots of organic matter and mulching on top helps regulate soil moisture. In Kansas, azaleas also prefer to be planted where there’s shelter from the afternoon sun and the wind. The Hino Crimson Azalea works well in woodland gardens with dappled light or as a foundation plant on the east or north side of houses. It works well as a specimen plant.