Rhododendron (Aronense Group) 'Kazuko'
evergreen azalea (syn. Geisha Red)
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May and June
- Flower colour: red
- Other features: copes well with extremes of climates
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Masses of small, funnel shaped, lipstick red flowers in late spring and early summer, and small, dark green leaves, retained all year. This compact, dwarf, evergreen azalea makes a great, all year patio plant. Coping well in extremes of climates, it requires moist, well-drained ericaceous compost or humus-rich, acid soil.
- 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:Could you recommend an evergreen shrub not growing much taller than 1 meter for a neutral soil with ph 7. Full sun for a few hours a day early morning and late in the day. It will be around a window so needs to be kept tidy. I would quite like a rhodedendron so could add some sulpher chips to the soil first.Asked on 7/21/2013 by gardengirl from Ipswich
Rhododendrons prefer an acidic soil, so I would not recommend them for your garden. There are however a couple of great alternatives - here are some of the best.
Skimmia japonica Nymans
Daphne odora Aureomarginata
Skimmia japonica Rubella
I hope this gives you lots of ideas,Answered on 7/22/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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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