Deciduous azalea

Rhododendron 'Nabucco'

Deciduous azalea - Rhododendron  'Nabucco'

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

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: Bronze, 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

This tough deciduous shrub becomes a blaze of colour when the crimson flowers open from dark buds in early summer. Each trumpet shaped flower is reasonably large and they are held in open trusses that pack quite a punch when in full bloom. Ideal for 'hot' themed borders or for adding a splash of colour to an open woodland. Alternatively pot them up using ericaceous compost and keep them on a prominent spot on the patio.

  • 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.


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