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Azalea Japonica Amoena| Rhododendron Amoena - 50-60cm - 7lt

Azalea Japonica Amoena| Rhododendron Amoena - 50-60cm - 7lt

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A Vibrant Addition to Your British Garden

Introduction: Introducing the Azalea Japonica 'Amoena', an exquisite variety of evergreen Japanese azalea that promises to add a burst of colour and charm to any British garden. Boasting vibrant magenta-pink flowers and glossy, deep-green foliage, this azalea variety is known for its compact growth habit, making it an ideal choice for smaller spaces or as a striking feature in mixed borders. Hardy and versatile, the Azalea Japonica 'Amoena' is perfect for British garden enthusiasts who are keen to create an eye-catching display throughout the spring.

Key Features:

  • Botanical Name: Rhododendron 'Amoena'
  • Plant Type: Evergreen shrub
  • Foliage: Glossy, deep-green leaves
  • Flower Colour: Vivid magenta-pink with delicate veining
  • Flowering Period: Late April to early June
  • Growth Habit: Compact, rounded
  • Height and Spread: Up to 60-80cm (24-32 inches) in height and spread
  • Hardiness: Hardy in most regions of the UK (USDA zones 6-9)
  • Soil Preference: Acidic, well-draining soil
  • Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full sun

Planting and Care: The Azalea Japonica 'Amoena' thrives in acidic, well-draining soil, making it well-suited for planting in peat beds or borders enriched with ericaceous compost. Choose a site with partial shade to full sun, ensuring that the plant receives adequate light while avoiding scorching its delicate blooms. When planting, space the azaleas approximately 60-80cm (24-32 inches) apart to accommodate their mature size.

To maintain optimal health, water your azalea regularly, especially during dry spells. Apply a layer of mulch annually in the spring to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Prune your azalea lightly after flowering to maintain its compact shape and encourage new growth.

Pests and Diseases: Azalea Japonica 'Amoena' is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but be on the lookout for common issues such as azalea lace bugs, aphids, and root rot. Treat any infestations with appropriate measures, and ensure proper cultural practices to minimize the risk of diseases.

Design Tips:

  • Plant Azalea Japonica 'Amoena' in small groups or as a standalone feature to create an impactful, colourful display.
  • Combine with other azalea varieties or shade-loving plants such as ferns, hostas, or heucheras for a diverse and lush garden composition.
  • Plant in containers to brighten up patios, balconies, or small garden spaces.

In Conclusion: The Azalea Japonica 'Amoena' is a beautiful and versatile addition to any British garden, with its vibrant magenta-pink flowers and evergreen foliage providing a stunning display in the spring months. Easy to care for and adaptable to various planting situations, this azalea variety is sure to become a cherished favourite in your garden.

  • Common Name

    Japanese Azalea Amoena, Rhododendron

  • Family

    Ericaceae

  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size

    7

  • Height (cm)

    50-60cm

  • Native To

    Japan

  • Flower

    delicate, pink flowers with white centers

  • Foliage

    leathery, ovate, medium-green leaves

  • Maturation period

    3-5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

0.1-2m

Mature Width

0.1-1m

Shape / habit

bushy

Preferred Location

Orientation

South-facing, East-facing, West-facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid soil, partial shade to full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period

Flower

spring, summer

Foliage

all year

Fruit

autumn

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