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Indian azalea [Rhododendron simsii Planch.]

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Explanations

Origin
In Europe, this group relates to R. simsii, R. indicum, Ryukyu azalea and any other cultivars and has been used greenhouse and indoor container plants.
Recently, native cultivars crossed with Kurume azalea, Satsuki azalea , Korean azalea and another Japanese azaleas for breeding cold-hardy cultivars.
Characteristics
In Japan, 'Azalea' was originally the name used for Belgian azalea . But now that is used for forcing azaleas and garden azaleas produced in U.S.A., Great Britain, Germany, China and New Zealand.
Belgian azalea; ever-flowering, forcing, leaf scorch under strong light. Cold hardness is weak. Garden azalea; same as Kirishima azalea and Satsuki azalea.
References
Gardenlife 1976,"Tsutsusi sonosyurui to saibai" SeibundoShinkousya (in Japanese)
Gardenlife 1978,"Yasei no Tsutsusi" SeibundoShinkousya (in Japanese)
Gardenlife 1979,"Nippon no Engei Tsutsusi" SeibundoShinkousya (in Japanese)
Gardenlife 1985,tsuukan205 pp.103-106 (in Japanese)
Matsuo,T 1989,"Collected Data of Plant Genetic Resources" Koudansya scientific (in Japanese)