This deciduous shrub (listed also as Rhododendron poukhanense) is native to Korea and Japan where it is also widely cultivated in parks and gardens. It grows to a height of only 3 to 5 ft and has purplish-lilac, very fragrant flowers, which appear in May. In harsher climates the blossoms may be damaged by frost.
The Korean azalea has given rise to several garden forms distinguished by the bright or glowing color of their blooms. Azaleas are tolerant of drier soils but require aerated, nourishing soil with good drainage that do best in a sunny situation where they bear the greatest profusion of flowers. Great for Bonsai