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  • evergreen azalea
  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Rhododendron 'Stewartstonian'

evergreen azalea

Pot size 1.6 litre pot
1.6 litre pot
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Fiery red funnel-shaped flowers light up the garden in late spring and early summer, creating a jaw-dropping blaze of colour. The semi-evergreen foliage is also rally attractive, as it turns from rich green to red as the temperatures drop in winter. With these two seasons of interest, this is a great shrub to liven things up in the border. It mixes well with other hot coloured flowers including oranges and yellows, and can be used as a contrast for deep purples.

  • Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring. AProtect from hot afternoon sun and cold drying winds.

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