Evergreen azalea

Rhododendron 'Kazuko' (syn. Geisha Red)

Evergreen azalea  - Rhododendron  'Kazuko' (syn. Geisha Red)

Common Name: Evergreen azalea
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: 'Kazuko' (syn. Geisha Red)

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Red
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 lipstick red flowers in late spring and early summer and small dark green leaves retained all year. This compact dwarf evergreen azalea makes a great all year patio plant. Coping well in extremes of climates it requires moist well-drained ericaceous compost or humus-rich acid soil.

  • 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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