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Loiseleuria procumbens

Alpine azalea

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPink white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Loiseleuria procumbens (Alpine azalea). A low spreading carpet-like perennial from Europe and North America bearing oblong to oval, glossy mid green leaves and pinkish white-cup-shaped flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe, N. America

Interest and use

Found on grassland and banks.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It is fully hardy and will require full light with humus-rich, well drained acidic soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by seed in the spring or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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