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Chinese azalea

Stunning apricot and cream colouredf flowers in early spring

Azalea Barselik is a deciduous azalea, which produces large quantities of stunning lightly-scented yellow trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring before the leaves appear. It is slow growing and will achieve a height of 1.5m after about 10 years.


Must have a rich, well drained, acid soil or its leaves will turn light yellow and it will decline. Best in full sun or, partial shade.


Must be grown in acid soil conditions. Its Slow growing nature means that it works well in a container where the use of a good quality ericaceous compost will ensure it thrives.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available September - June
Season of interest Spring
Flowering April - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 100 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 100 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Acid, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium, Moist
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, Flower border and beds, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From September to June