Evergreen azalea

Rhododendron 'Fumiko' (syn. Geisha Purple)

Evergreen azalea - Rhododendron  'Fumiko'  (syn. Geisha Purple)

Common Name: Evergreen azalea
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: 'Fumiko' (syn. Geisha Purple)

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average

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

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

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 frilly reddish-purple flowers in May and small dark green leaves retained all year. This compact evergreen azalea is ideal for brightening the front of a shrub border with humus-rich acid soil. Best in part shade, it copes well in sun as long as the soil is not allowed to dry out.

  • 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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