18-25 litres – approximate diameter 40-50 cm / 1.3-1.6 ft
30-35 litres – approximate diameter 60-70 cm / 2-2.3 ft
Belonging to the same genus as the Rhododendron, these are splendid plants that delight the year with their foliage and show of flowers. Perfect for all gardens, excellent for borders and even make for suitable house plants. They generally require acid soils, without chalk, and well-drained. The Azalea Japonica likes full sun. The plant itself is only H4 in terms of hardiness so make sure to shelter in winter time. The plant is prone to potential pests and diseases so keep an eye out for this. Follow the guidelines of pruning group 8 for maintaining this plant. The final height is between 50 cm – 1 m (1.6 ft – 3.2 ft) and the final width is between 50 cm – 1 m (1.6 ft – 3.2 ft).
Latin Name: Rhododendron
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Flowering Period: Spring
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist but well-drained. Sand, Clay, Loam
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sun or Partial Shade
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered
Hardiness Rating: Medium(H4)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: – 25°C to -15°C (-13 °F to 5 °F)
Growth Habit: Bushy
Pests: May be attacked by vine weevil, rhododendron leafhopper, pieris lacebug, scale insects, caterpillars and aphids
Diseases: May be affected by various Rhododendron diseases including powdery mildews, rhododendron petal blight, rhododendron bud blast, silver leaf and honey fungus
Cultivation: Grow in moist but well-drained, leafy, humus-rich acid soil in a sheltered position in part shade, sun tolerant if soil is reliably moist; see rhododendron cultivation
Propagation: Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer, layering in autumn or grafting in late summer or late winter
Pruning: Pruning group 8
Suggested planting locations and garden types: Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Final Height: 50 cm – 1 m (1.6 ft – 3.2 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 50 cm – 1 m (1.6 ft – 3.2 ft)
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