Rhododendron 'Azuma-kagami' (Kurume)
hybrid rhododendron (syn. Pink pearl)
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: April and May
- Flower colour: pink
- Other features: n/a
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Splendid, soft-pink, funnel-shaped flowers in mid to late spring, fading to white, and large pale-green leaves. This vigorous, evergreen rhododendron is perfect for a well-drained shrub border or woodland edge with humus-rich, acid soil. One of the most popular, pink large flowered varieties, it's upright in habit and thrives in full sun.
- 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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