A Burst of Fuchsia and Ruby in Your Garden

Meet the Rhododendron indicum, or as it's more commonly known, the Satsuki azalea. This vibrant plant is a showstopper, boasting a brilliant display of fuchsia and ruby flowers that are sure to make your garden the talk of the neighborhood.

Rhododendron indicum

Partial Shade

Specific light requirements are not available.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Acidic Soil Requirement

Prefers acidic soil conditions, may require soil amendments to maintain pH.

Moderate Human Safety Concerns

This plant may cause irritation or mild reactions.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Rhododendron indicum

The Satsuki azalea is a compact plant, standing at a manageable 2-3 feet tall and wide. Its leaves are a beautiful shade of jade, providing a lush backdrop for the stunning flowers that bloom in pre-winter and throughout the flowering season. But beware, this beauty is a venomous flora, so handle with care!

Did you know that the Satsuki azalea is not just a pretty face? It's also a popular choice for bonsai due to its small size and the variety of flower colors.

Also known as

Satsuki azalea


Not edible

Our design recommendations

The Satsuki azalea is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of garden designs. It's perfect for boundary and edging plantations, adding a pop of color to your garden borders. It also works well in bulk planting and clusters, creating a sea of vibrant colors that's sure to catch the eye. The Satsuki azalea thrives in brushwood landscapes, making it a great choice for gardens with a more natural, rustic feel.