Rhododendrons: Hino Crimson Azaleas

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by Paul Terry Stone, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Paul Terry Stone

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    Two Questions
    1. Do Hino Crimson show the need for watering by losing leaves while other krume varieties show this need by wilting?
    2. How do you gauge how much water mulch will conserve to avoid overwatering and yet avoid watering too little?
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Those would wilt also under same circumstances. Like other heath family shrubs their fine-textured roots require a cool, well-aerated soil. Like other east Asian shrubs they often need to be watered during our annual summer droughts.
     

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