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Azalea George Hyde

Evergreen Azalea

Would make a perfect gift

An evergreen variety with a compact, neat shape and glossy orchid pink semi-double flowers in May.


Happy in full sun or part shade and ideal for growing at the front of a border, works in both an informal and formal garden or woodland style setting. A good choice for a patio container.


An acid loving plant that needs a lime-free soil, or create a raised bed and fill with ericaceous compost specially formulated for acid loving plants. If planting in a container use ericaceous compost. Remove faded flowers to keep tidy.

George Hyde. Rosemary Legrand, his daughter, named the variety after her father.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Rhododendron
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - July
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 65 cm - 75 cm
Plant width 55 cm - 75 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. If planting in a bed or border test the soil to establish its pH. If the soil is too alkali it is best to grow your plant in a container. In either case prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig ericaceous compost into the base of the hole, if planting in a container use ericaceous compost to fill the pot. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From February to July