Deciduous azalea

Rhododendron 'Persil'

Deciduous azalea - Rhododendron  'Persil'

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

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
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: White, Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, RedFlowering Period: April

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

Magnificent heads of pure white funnel-shaped flowers with a deep orange-yellow flare in mid-spring and mid-green leaves. This bushy deciduous azalea looks fabulous planted in large groups in a shrub border or woodland edge with humus-rich acid soil. One of the most flamboyant varieties its leaves turn beautiful bonfire shades in autumn.

  • 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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