Purple Spider Azalea ( Koromo Shikibu )

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Koromo Shikibu Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Koromo Shikibu'

aka : purple spider azalea



With a flower form and color like no other and sure to be a conversation piece, the 'Koromo Shikibu' Azalea explodes in spring with unique and beautiful spider-type lavender flowers that literally smother the mound of foliage. The unusual flowers have strap-like petals about an 1.5 inches long and 1/2 inch wide and, unlike most evergreen azaleas, have a sweet but subtle fragrance. In our gardens we see a good out-of-season bloom in the fall. Deep green evergreen foliage turns red in fall on an upright mounding shrub that might grow to 4 feet tall and 5 feet wide at maturity. This one prefers part to mostly shade and reports from gardeners around the country indicate cold hardiness to Zone 5b and heat tolerance to Zone 9a. 


Mature Height : 4-5 Feet

Mature Width : 5-6 Feet

Exposure : Shade to partial sun

Hardiness Zones : 5-9