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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