Deciduous azalea

Rhododendron 'Klondyke'

Deciduous azalea - Rhododendron  'Klondyke'

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

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Gold, Orange
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

Glorious trusses of glowing golden-orange funnel shaped flowers in late spring opening from coppery-red buds and medium sized mid-green leaves. This deciduous azalea looks stunning planted 'en masse' in a sunny shrub border with humus-rich acid soil. Winter flowering shrubs are good companions providing interest after it has lost its beautiful autumn leaves.

  • 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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