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Rhododendron albrechtii

Albrecht's Azalea

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height1m to 2.5m
  • Spread1.5m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourDeep purple pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Rhododendron albrechtii (Albrecht's Azalea). This is a deciduous species with obovate finely toothed dark green leaves, the flowers are borne in mid-spring with bell-shaped red-pink-purple scented blooms.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Europe, N. America, Tibet and New Guinea

Interest and use

Hedging, border, ornamental, shade

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

There are many species but they all share the same general cultivation needs. 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.

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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