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Azalea 'Pink Pearl’ Pink Flowering Kurume Azalea

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Original price $30.00
Original price $30.00 - Original price $30.00
Original price $30.00
Current price $25.00
$25.00 - $25.00
Current price $25.00
Selected Size: 1 gallon

Azalea 'Pink Pearl' Light Pink Blooms

Evergreen Azalea -

Kurume Azalea

Azuma Kagami Azalea

Zones 6-8

Kurume azaleas have been bred in Japan for over 300 years. The father of modern day Kurume azaleas was a Japanese samurai, Mr. Motozo Sakamoto. It is said that the original ‘Pink Pearl’ was introduced by this samurai after it was found near Mt. Kirishima, an active volcano.

Like it’s story, ‘Pink Pearl’ is legendary. ‘Pink Pearl’ displays a strong iridescent pink color in the early spring. The blooms may be smaller(1.25 inch), but the bloom set is huge making the leaves barely visible. These upright azaleas are very dense and shapely, reaching 4-5 ft in height and width in 10 years.

'Pink Pearl’ is such an amazing Kurume azalea. It was introduced by EH Wilson from K. Wada in Japan under the name ‘Pink Pearl’, while also being imported by the Domoto Brothers from Kurume, Japan under the original name ‘Azuma kagami’.

The original name ‘Azuma kagami’ translates as “Mirror of the East” which is a medieval historical text in Japan telling of rebellion against a powerful Shogun. If you want to enjoy Japanese gardening, why not have a plant that was literally introduced by a samurai?


Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of Japanese maples, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy the Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.