About AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS

Breeding has produced today’s modern azalea and rhododendrons that can cope with most garden conditions. Whether you grow them for their evergreen foliage or their beautiful flower colours throughout the year, they are an extremely useful plant for today's garden.

With a little care you can soon have a bushy plant that is full of wonderful flowers. Most azaleas and rhododendrons still prefer a lime free soil, but can easily be grown in a shallow raised bed. Watering in dry periods is essential as they are quite shallow rooted. Regular mulching with peat or leaf mould should be sufficient to keep them healthy and help retain moisture. They do not need regular pruning, but the hardy types can be cut back hard in the spring before the new growth starts if they start to get too large.
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SUGGESTED USES FOR RHODODENDRONS AND AZALEAS:

Rhododendrons suitable for screening - all Hardy Hybrids:
Caractacus
Catawbiense Grandiflorum
Cunningham's White
Cynthia
Fastuosum Flore Pleno
Lord Roberts
ponticum varieties

Rhododendrons suitable for rockeries or small gardens -
Bow Bells
Gardendirektor Glocker
Gristede
impeditum
Ptarmigan
Shamrock

Azaleas for autumn colour -
Fireball
Glowing Embers
Klondyke
pontica (R. luteum)
Royal Command

Azaleas for fragrance -
Daviesii
Nancy Waterer
pontica (R. luteum)
Silver Slipper