RE: [AZ] Low azaleas
If by “very low” you mean under 12 to 18 inches then your two red azaleas could be one of the North Tisbury (R. nakaharae) hybrids. They bloom late. Here in Northern California this is between the middle of May and the middle to later part of June. I have two very red ones. Joseph Hill begins blooming in the middle of May. Alexander blooms a little later. It is also lower and more spreading. Another R. nakaharae is ‘Mt. Seven Star’ . It also is red and low growing. While I have Hino Crimson as well I have not compared the “reds” and it is now past blooming. My memory says the nakaharaes have a bit of orange in their reds. In my experience Joseph Hill is the most pure red of the three.
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We have a couple of red azaleas in front, and want to buy one more to match them. They are red, and very low/spreading, but not tall. That is what we want. The color matches the Hino Crimson, and we bought one. It looks like it will tend to get large, rather than stay like the others. They were at this home when we bought, and we don't know what they are. So, we are looking for a low, small azalea that is the color of Hino Crimson. If there is not such a specific plant, can we keep the Hino Crimson cut to small size? It looks a little leggy for that.
Thanks to anyone who might help us out here.