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Azalea

Rhododendron simsii

Also known as

Indian azalea

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

9m

Max

5m

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Azalea Overview

There are around 800 evergreen, semi-deciduous and deciduous shrubs and trees in this genus. They are grown mainly for their mass display of flowers, which will vary greatly in size from tiny blooms to large trumpets. They usually have clusters of blooms from the branch tips, and appear in every colour except bright blue. They are mainly broad leaved with roughly elliptical, usually deep green leaves.

Common problems with Azalea

How to propagate Azalea

Cuttings

Propagate by simple layering, dropping or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Layering

Other uses of Azalea

Grown mainly for the beauty of the flowers. Ground cover & interesting leaves. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects.

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