1ft Evergreen Azalea 'Florida' |3L Pot | Azelea japonica

Code: PL30209
1ft Evergreen Azalea 'Florida' |3L Pot | Azelea japonica
Evergreen Azalea Florida -3 Litre Pot

Semi double cherry red flowers in late April. Free flowering evergreen plant. Great for tubs and by water features.

  • Arrives as: 3 Litre
  • Height on Arrival: 20-30cm
  • Approx. Growth Height and Spread: 1.0m x 1.0m
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Season of Interest: Spring
  • Evergreen/ Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Scented: No
  • Position: Sun or shade, dappled shade ideal
  • Habit: Upright
  • Soil: Free draining acidic
  • AGM Award: Yes
  • Planting

    Choose a sheltered site with dappled shade, however, dwarf alpine species will tolerate full sun. Avoid sites exposed to early morning sun in spring, as this may damage frosted flowers.

    Ensure the soil conditions are correct. Rhododendrons must have moist but well-drained, acid soil between pH 5.0 and 6.0 that is rich in organic matter.

    October or March/April are the best times for planting. Don't plant deeply, as rhododendrons are surface rooters. Apply a loose 8cm mulch of acidic organic material and water well to finish.

    If you have alkaline soil, grow rhododendrons and azaleas as container plants. Use ericaceous loam-based compost and repot every other year into fresh compost in spring.

    Caring and Maintenance

    To keep your plants performing at their best, in spring, apply slow-release ericaceous fertiliser and renew the acidic mulch and keep well watered.

    Rhododendrons don't require pruning apart from removing dead wood and deadheading if practical. If the plant outgrows its space, cutting back is tolerated best from deciduous azaleas and rough-barked rhododendrons. After cutting back, mulch, feed and keep well watered.

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    Customer Reviews

    Average Rating: 5.0/5 (1 review)

    Rating: 5/5

    "I had had this azalea bought for me as a present and wanted another to go in matching pots. Fabulous"

    Reviewed Sunday, 23 September 2018

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