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  • Eventual height: 0.7m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Rhododendron 'Blue Danube'

evergreen azalea

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
3 litre pot £24.99
£24.99
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This shrub is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of small, funnel shaped, bluish-violet flowers in late spring and early summer, and small, dark green leaves. This lovely evergreen azalea is ideal for a rock garden or raised bed with humus-rich, acid soil. A hardy and vigorous variety, it's suitable for planting in colder, northern parts of the UK, including Scotland.

  • 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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