Azaleas

The noblest of all flowering trees and shrubs

A large and spectacular group of shrubs which flower mainly from April until June.  The growth and leaf size vary enormously from dwarf, alpine types to large tree forms and because of this diversity there is a rhododendron or azalea for most gardens. The more compact varieties are ideal for growing in pots. If grouped together on a large scale, they make a fantastic display. This can also be achieved on a smaller scale with the more compact varieties. Rhododendrons and azaleas are fairly low maintenance if they are grown in a suitable site. For best results they require light shade, with a moist but well-drained, LIME-FREE soil, rich in organic matter. The dwarf alpine types and evergreen azaleas will tolerate full sun, as long as the soil does not dry out. An annual mulch of composted bark/leaf mould or pine needles in late winter will both nourish the plants and help to retain moisture in the soil. The range of plants consists of:

  • Deciduous Azaleas  -  A wide variety of flower colours, many scented. Some have good autumn foliage colour too. 
  • Evergreen Azaleas  -  Lovely small shrubs with bright, vibrant flowers.

Name (common name) & Description Conditions Size
Barselik (Deciduous) Orange-red flowers in May. Good autumn foliage colour. HEIGHT: 110cm
Betty Ann Vos (Evergreen) Light purple flowers in May. Compact prostrate. HEIGHT: 100cm SPREAD: 120cm
Blue Danube (Evergreen) Medium blue-mauve flowers in Mid May. HEIGHT: 75cm SPREAD: 1m
Canzonetta (Evergreen) A beautiful compact variety with large, semi-double reddish-pink flowers in May. HEIGHT: 30-80cm
Chipmunk (Evergreen) Bright pink flowers produced in May. Compact habit. HEIGHT: 90cm SPREAD: 80cm
Daviesii (Deciduous) Creamy-white fragrant flowers with yellow spots in May. HEIGHT: 1m
Elsie Lee (Evergreen) Large, double lilac-lavender flowers during late May. HEIGHT: 60cm SPREAD: 80cm
Fireball (Deciduous) Deep red flowers with an orange tint in mid May. HEIGHT: 1.2m
Firecracker (Deciduous) Glowing red flowers in May. Good autumn colour. HEIGHT: 1.2m
George Hyde (Evergreen) Large semi-double orchid pink flowers in May. HEIGHT: 1m

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