Deciduous azalea

Rhododendron 'Mary Poppins'

Deciduous azalea - Rhododendron  'Mary Poppins'

Common Name: Deciduous azalea
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: 'Mary Poppins'

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: Red
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Gold, Green, RedFlowering 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

Bright flame-red funnel-shaped flowers in May and mid-green leaves turning beautiful bonfire shades in autumn. This deciduous azalea is perfect for a shrub border with humus-rich acid soil. For maximum success plant it in a partly shady spot incorporating lots of leaf mould into the planting hole.

  • 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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