Evergreen azalea

Rhododendron 'Blaauw's Pink'

Evergreen azalea - Rhododendron  'Blaauw's Pink'

Common Name: Evergreen azalea
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: 'Blaauw's Pink'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Masses of small funnel shaped yellowish-pink flowers in late spring and early summer and small mid green leaves. This low growing evergreen azalea makes a perfect container plant. The luxuriant flowers each of which contains two rings of petals, one inside the other are great for brightening a partly shady patio or courtyard garden.

  • Garden care: Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.

  • Goes well with: Amelanchier lamarckii, Pieris japonica 'Prelude', Enkianthus campanulatus, Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora, Hamamelis mollis, Galanthus nivalis.

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