Rhododendron 'Mother's Day' (Kurume)

evergreen azalea

2 litre pot
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  • 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: looks fabulous planted en masse
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of small, funnel shaped, semi-double, bright red flowers in late spring and early summer, and small, dark green leaves. This compact, evergreen azalea is perfect for a shrub border with humus-rich, acid soil. A mass planting provides a fiery and colourful display, unrivalled by any other spring-flowering shrub.

  • 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:

    Non poisonous plants for pots please

    Hi I wonder if you can help. I have a Nursery school and am looking for some plants I can plant in pots, that are in a partly sunny, partly shady spot. They have to be plants that aren't poisonous and provide interest over as much of the year as possible. I really like the plants in you ready made border section on the website site, particularly shady pink, sunny pink and keep it cool. Could you please tell me if any of these plants are suitable for my needs? Many Thanks Joanne
    Asked on 4/9/2010 by Happy Hearts Day Nursery

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  • Q:

    Is my Azalea dying?

    Just before the hot spell, my neighbour gave me an Azalea (I had been admiring hers). I planted it in a semi-shady spot, several feet away from a tree. However, it has now gone a very dark brown and the leaves are all dry. Is it dead or can I save it? I hate losing it. Hers is still fine and she planted it out in the open. I wonder if I move it to a more shady spot, it will revive? I really want to save it. Please help. Janice
    Asked on 7/11/2009 by lJan Lowe Shinebourne

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    • A:

      Hello Janice, I suspect your lovely Azalea has dried out. When planting under established trees it is crucial that plants are kept really well watered, particulary Azaleas, which are quite shallow rooted. The only thing you can do is to make sure it gets loads of water and hopefully if the damage is not too severe it will come back.

      Answered on 7/13/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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    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. Keith
    Asked on 6/28/2009 by keith waters

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    • 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 Doctor

      Answered on 7/4/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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