The Pink Gumpo Azalea is a Satsuki hybrid with large pink lacy blooms in late spring. This low growing dwarf azalea is excellent for borders and containers. Lovely in a cottage or a woodland garden, the Pink Gumpo adds beauty and year-round interest. At only 1 to 2 feet tall at maturity this petite azalea makes a unique and stunning groundcover. The Pink Gumpo Azalea is low maintenance and evergreen.
- Dwarf variety. The Pink Gumpo azalea grows 1 to 2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide at maturity.
- Versatile in the landscape. Gumpo azaleas are great for borders, mixed beds, shade gardens, and containers.
- Year-round interest. Enjoy flawless foliage all year long.
- Low maintenance. The Pink Gumpo azalea is cold hardy and drought tolerant once established.
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The Gumpo Pink Azalea is a low maintenance shrub. There is no need for pruning unless desired. This azalea will grow in all garden soil types. It does perform best in average to moist soil. This compact shrub prefers some shade.
Planting time: Spring and fall are ideal times to plant azaleas. However, if you avoid freezing and extremely hot temperatures you can plant any time of the year.
Sun: Full sun is likely to burn this azaleas especially in warmer climates so look for a site that provides a balanced mix of shade and sun.
Soil: Be sure your soil is well-drained and acidic. If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil. To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution. To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting.
Fertilizer: Fertilize in late winter or early spring with a slow release fertilizer to give the upcoming blooms a boost.
Pruning: You don’t need to prune this petite azalea, but pruning after it is done blooming can help encourage bushier growth and renew an older plant.
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|Mature Height||1-2 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|