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Rhododendron ‘Azuma-kagami’

Azalea

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.8m to 1.25m
  • Spread1m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourBright pink
  • Leaf ColourMid-dark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Rhododendron ‘Azuma-kagami’ (Azalea). This is an evergreen, compact plant with profuse, small bright pink flowers in mid spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe, N. America, Tibet and New Guinea

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage, border, hedging

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grows best in semi-shade.

Propagation

Propagate by simple layering, dropping or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Yellowing leaves are usually caused by poor drainage, excessively deep planting or lime in soil. Weevils and powdery mildew may also cause problems.

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