Do you grow them? I planted several Shishi Gashira 2 years ago. They are sasanquaand I love the dark green waxy leaves. They made it through the last 2 summers but haven't really grown much. That may be normal, because another is about 5 years old and is finally a nice size in other words, it is about 3 1/2 ft tall and about 3 ft wide.
I bought them covered in buds but have never gotten that again. I fertilize twice a year: spring and fall as instructed on the organic fertilizer bag. Fert. for azaleas and for them.
I'm wondering if you get loads of buds how often you fertilize and with what. I'll have flowers this year, but they are quite sparse in comparison to those at
Calloways. Any suggestions??