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Japanese azalea, Azalea
Rhododendron japonicum (Japanese azalea). This species is a vigorous upright shrub with lance-shaped, medium green leaves. The flowers are fragrant, funnel-shaped and orangey-red they are borne in late spring.
They will need loose open, well-aerated, acidic soil with plenty of humus to retain moisture. In wet areas or gardens with alkaline soil you should plant them in raised beds.
Grown mainly for the beauty of the flowers. Ground cover & interesting leaves. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects.
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