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Rhododendron Canzonetta

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Evergreen azalea

Vibrant flowers in mid spring

A slow growing azalea which produces masses of semi double bright pink/red flowers in late spring. The bright flowers are dramatically contrasted against the dark green evergreen leaves.

Where?

Easy to grow it thrives in acid soil conditions where it will flowers consistently every spring. If you don't have ideal soil conditions try growing in a pot or container.

How?

Needs acid soil conditions to thrive. If growing in a container use ericaceous compost.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available September - June
Season of interest Spring
Flowering May - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Sand, Loam
Light exposure Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, 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, Patio container, Rock garden

Typically available

From September to June