Azalea is a flower growing at high altitude, up to 2500 meters above sea level. It often grows under mountain shrubs or pine forests. It is a typical acidic soil plant. Azalea’s name comes from a legend. It is said that there is a Rhododendron bird. Because it cries day and night, it spits flowers all over the mountain and dyes the flowers everywhere red. Therefore, it is called Rhododendron.
Azalea is an excellent bonsai material with numerous flowers, luxuriant leaves, strong sprouting force, durable pruning and unique root piles. In the garden, it is most suitable to plant in clumps and pieces near the forest edge, stream, pond and rock, or scattered under the sparse forest. Azalea is also a good material for hedgerow. Hairy Azalea can also be pruned and cultivated into various forms. The Azalea special garden has great characteristics. Azalea can be used medicinally and some can also be eaten.