- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: May
- Flower colour: yellow
- Other features: autumn colour
- Hardiness: fully hardy
In early summer, clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers appear above the lustrous, evergreen foliage. Each flower is a pale golden colour that seems to glow in the early morning light and the upper lobes are lightly freckled with reddish brown. This rounded shrub looks beautiful in a woodland setting, or can be planted up in a large tub filled with ericaceous compost and placed on a partially shady patio.
- 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:I am looking for a small compact Azalea or Rhododendron that flowers
late (say June or later), to grow in a patio container. Can you suggest
any varieties for me to consider please? thanks Roger.
I currently have Azalea Hot Shot and Rhody Ginny Gee.Asked on 11/2/2013 by sparky9962 from Hampshire
There are a couple, which I think would be suitable - please click on the links below to go straight to them.
R. 'Gumpo White'
R. 'Blaauw's Pink'
R. 'Blue Danube'
R. 'Velvet Gown'
I hope this gives you a few ideas,Answered on 12/2/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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