Rhododendron (Aronense Group) 'Fumiko'
evergreen azalea (syn. Geisha Purple)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May
- Flower colour: purple
- Other features: evergreen
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Masses of frilly, reddish-purple flowers in May and small, dark green leaves, retained all year. This compact, evergreen azalea is ideal for brightening the front of a shrub border with humus-rich, acid soil. Best in part shade it copes well in sun as long as the soil is not allowed to dry out.
- 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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Q:What evergreen shub would you recommend?
I wonder if you would be good enough to recommend some low(ish) growing, flowering, evergreen shrubs to grow in full sun for part of the day with well drained clay type soil. Kind regards. KeithAsked on 6/28/2009 by keith waters
A:Hello Keith, There are several lovely plants which spring to mind including Daphne, Hypericum, Rhododendron (the smaller cultivars) and Hebe. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 7/4/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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