Azalea mucronulatum ‘Cornell Pink’

Botanical Name: Azalea mucronulatum ‘Cornell Pink’

Common Name:
Pink Manchurian Azalea

Plant Hardiness: Zone 4

Flower: Clear Pink

Bloom Time: Mid-April

Foliage: Green, with some yellowing in the fall

Fruit: Small, dry capsule – not showy

Habit: Deciduous upright rounded shrub

Size: 4 to 8 feet

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Native Habitat: Northern China, Korea and Japan

Other Features:



Description: The variety ‘Cornell Pink’ is far more spectacular than the type plant. A more heavily branched plant, it is covered with clear pink flowers in mid-April. The abundance of bloom at this early time of the spring season makes this a spectacular addition to any garden. It still has the drawback of being frost-nipped in certain years, but that shouldn’t keep anyone from planting it. We have found over the years that by planting this variety on the north side of the house it tends to bloom a bit later, and that, along with the protection from the house, keeps it from being hurt by the frost. Planting it in a semi-shaded area near some deep rooted trees would no doubt perform the same function.