Rhododendron 'Blue Danube'

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Buy Rhododendron 'Blue Danube' evergreen azalea: Dramatic violet blooms

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of small, funnel shaped, bluish-violet flowers in late spring and early summer, and small, dark green leaves. This lovely evergreen azalea is ideal for a rock garden or raised bed with humus-rich, acid soil. A hardy and vigorous variety it's suitable for planting in colder, northern parts of the UK, including Scotland.

  • 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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IS IT OK TO CUT BACK A LOW GROWING AZALEA IN AUTUMN, I WISH TO TRANSFER THEM TO ANOTHER PART OF THE GARDEN, WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE TO MAINTAIN IT GROWING FOR NEXT YEAR.

pickanmix!

Hello, When it comes to hard pruning rhododendrons (azaleas), it can be quit risky as sometimes they will bounce back, but there is a chance that they will die. If you are going to cut them back hard, then the ideal time to do it is in spring, so hard pruning in autumn would be even riskier. If they need to be moved however, and they have not been in the ground too many years, then you should tackle this in autumn. While trying to keep root damage to an absolute minimum, dig a trench around the outer edges of the rootball and then dig underneath the plant. Have the new planting hole well prepared and move the plant immediately, but before you put it in the ground, treat the roots with Rootgrow (see link below). Watering is then essential to make sure the plant gets reestablished in its new home, so give the plant long and regular drinks for at least the following year. http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/rootgrow-licensed-by-the-royal-horticultural-society/classid.2000012047/

Helen

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

Happy Hearts Day Nursery

Hello Joanne, I think your best option would be to opt for mainly evergreen shrubs as these will provide year-round interest. You can then infill with some of the more colourful perennials. As long as the spot does not get too much shade, then here are some of your best options. Hebe http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hebe/ Vinca http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.vinca/ Pachysandra terminalis http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/prices-that-have-been-pruned/pachysandra-terminalis-/classid.3288/ evergreen ferns http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ferns/plcid.309/vid.228/ Rhododendrons (choose the smaller varieties for pots) http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.rhododendron/start.1/sort.0/cat.plants/ I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

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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

keith waters

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

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