Evergreen azalea

Rhododendron 'Blue Danube'

Evergreen azalea - Rhododendron  'Blue Danube'

Common Name: Evergreen azalea
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: 'Blue Danube'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden

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

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
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 bluish-violet flowers in late spring and early summer and small dark green leaves. This lovely evergreen azalea is ideal for a rock garden or raised bed with humus-rich acid soil. A hardy and vigorous variety it's suitable for planting in colder northern parts of the UK including Scotland.

  • 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.

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