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Rhododendron ‘Lavender Girl’

Azalea

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple-pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Rhododendron ‘Lavender Girl’ (Azalea). Funnel-shaped, fragrant, pink-purple flowers appear in late spring and early summer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, N. America, Tibet and New Guinea

Interest and use

Grown mainly for the beauty of the flowers. Ground cover & interesting leaves. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects.

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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

Grow in an open site.

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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