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Rhododendron ‘Dora Amateis’

Azalea

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite specked pink green
  • Leaf ColourMid-dark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Rhododendron ‘Dora Amateis’ (Azalea). This variety is a small shrub it has 5cm long pointed elliptical, deep green leaves that are aromatic and bronze when young. In early spring the foliage will disappear under masses of 3 to 6 flowering clusters of white funnel-shaped flowers.

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

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

Cultivation

There are many species but they all share the same general cultivation needs. They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 4-7C and will prefer dappled shade, but a considerable number will tolerate full sun, especially in cool climates. 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. Shallow planting is essential, as plants are surface-rooting. Dead-head spent flowers, wherever practical, to encourage energy into growth rather than seed production.

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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