Rhododendron hybrida 'Gunrei Satzuki'
- Common Name(s):
- Gunrei Satzuki Azalea
- Groundcover, Shrubs
Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Rhododendron support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Andrena) cornelli.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Rhododendrons are susceptible to insect and disease problems. Insect problems include aphids, borers, lacebugs, leafhoppers, mealybugs, mites, nematodes, scale, thrips and whitefly. Diseases include canker, crown rot, root rot, leaf spot, rust, and powdery mildew. Full sun can scortch the leaves and the roots rot if soil does not drain well. A healthy plant in the right place with proper maintenance should have few problems. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.
- 2-4 ft.
- Evergreen; small leaves, bred as a bonsai
- Showy 2" flowers, pink flecked with rose; late spring
- Well-drained, acid soil; front of bed; good for small gardens; can be used as ground cover
- Small leaves; twiggy
- Dense, rounded
- 2-4 ft.
- Growth Rate:
NCCES plant id: 2798