|The Amoena Hybrids were derived in the 19th century from 'Amoenum,' a Japanese azalea formerly listed under R. 'Obtusum.' R. 'Obtusum' is no longer considered a species, but rather a hybrid.
Upright, spreading, dense evergreen shrub with small, oval leaves. Prized for clusters of small, profuse spring flowers that literally cover the plant. Best adapted to partial sun and well-drained, acid soil. Beautiful planted in generous, solid colored drifts along egde of woods. Best if not sheared.
Though azaleas have a potentially large list of possible pest and disease problems, they are usually trouble free if planted correctly in proper cultural conditions.