Deciduous azalea

Rhododendron 'Homebush'

Deciduous azalea - Rhododendron  'Homebush'

Common Name: Deciduous azalea
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: 'Homebush'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
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

  • Other features: one of the most popular pink flowering varieties

Compact rounded trusses of bright pink semi double funnel shaped flowers in late spring and medium sized mid-green leaves. This bushy deciduous azalea is one of the most popular pink flowering varieties. Ideal for a well-drained shrub border with humus-rich acid soil a mass planting is guaranteed to create an eye-catching display.

  • 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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