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17.4.15

AZALEA KURUME (久留米つつじ)




A large group of evergreen azaleas, known as Kurume Hybrids, has its origin near the Japanese city of Kurume (50 km away from here).  Azalea is one of the popular and representative spring flowers in Japan, and Kurume Hybrids bloom in April.  Flowers entirely cover itself.

We have five varieties of Kurume Hybrids; purple, red , pink, red/white and white.  They are behind the brick wall.  Now, they are almost in full bloom.

When we planted them, they were small plants.  Now they have grown pretty large.


(久留米つつじとして知られる常緑のアザレアの大きなグループは、ここから50 kmほど離れた福岡県久留米市が起源です。つつじは日本の春の代表的な人気のある花で、久留米つつじは4月に咲きます。花が全体を覆うように咲きます。うちの庭には5種類の色があり、紫、赤、ピンク、赤と白、そして白です。レンガ塀の裏側にあり、今ほぼ満開状態です。10年前に植えた時には小さな苗でしたが結構大きく育っています。)


Pink flowers

Red flowers

Purple flowers

Red in white flowers

Pure white flowers

Azalea and the brick wall

Azalea and the terraced herb beds

Azalea and the white wooden fence



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