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Azalea (Standard)

Azalea japonica

Hardy Shrub

  • Evergreen
  • Striking scarlet blooms
Striking scarlet blooms smother this elegant evergreen Azalea in spring. So floriferous that the glossy green foliage almost disappears beneath a mass of colour! Compact and slow growing, this hardy shrub makes an excellent low maintenance specimen for acid borders and containers.

Choose from:
Standard - height as supplied approx. 45cm (18") in 2 litre pot;
or Mini-standard - height as supplied approx. 25cm (10") in 13cm pot.
(Illustrated pot not supplied).

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Ideal For:
patio, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
March, April
Position:
dappled shade
    • 25cm azalea mini-standard - 1 plant in 13cm pot

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    • Despatch: by end of September 2017
    • £22.99
    • 25cm azalea mini-standard - 2 plants in 13cm pots

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    • Despatch: by end of September 2017
    • £36.99
    • 45cm azalea standard - 1 plant in 2 litre pot

    • SAVE £14.99  
    • Despatch: by end of October 2017
    • £29.99 £15.00
    • 45cm azalea standard - 2 plants in 2 litre pots

    • SAVE* £20  
    • Despatch: by end of October 2017
    • £39.98
Azalea plants require an acid soil. If you don't have acid soil, simply plant them in patio containers. When growing Azalea in patio containers, use a mix of ericaceous compost and a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot the plant at its original soil level and firm well into the new container. Water well and position in dappled or semi shade. Alternatively, if you are gardening on acid soil, plant Azalea standards directly into borders in a sheltered, shaded position in moist, well drained soil.
Water regularly throughout the growing season. Where possible, use rainwater as the lime contained in tap water will reduce the acidity in the soil over time. Feed regularly with fertiliser for acid-loving plants. Protect plants from cold winter winds. Border grown Azaleas will appreciate an autumn mulch to protect their shallow roots from winter cold. Take care not to mound the mulch too close to the stem as this may cause it to rot. Azaleas require little pruning other than to maintain their shape. Lightly trim stems if necessary in June.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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