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  • deciduous azalea
  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Rhododendron 'Persil'

deciduous azalea

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
4 litre pot £34.99
4 litre pot £34.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

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

    Producing magnificent heads of blush-white flowers, each with a daub of rich gold, this bushy, deciduous azalea looks fabulous planted towards the back of a mixed border. Its spring flowers and vibrantly coloured autumn foliage, which turns bonfire shades before it is shed, are perfect for topping and tailing the growing season. In larger, or more naturalised settings, it makes a sublime addition to the woodland edge.

  • 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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