As a specimen, this little fellow would be hard to beat. However, it's seriously scotched under a ravaging little evergreen, and it will never have the chance to come into it's own.
Whoever planted the azalea this way was probably thinking about the contrast of colors between the pink and green, not about the relative growth patterns of the pink and green.
Sadness. Another sample of a simple beauty lost in the maelstrom of poor planning and little foresight.
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