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Azalea Japonica Dorothy Hayden| Rhododendron Dorothy Hayden - 70-80cm, 15lt

Azalea Japonica Dorothy Hayden| Rhododendron Dorothy Hayden - 70-80cm, 15lt

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Azalea japonica 'Dorothy Hayden' is a popular cultivar of the Japanese azalea (Azalea japonica) species. Known for its striking beauty and vibrant floral display, this particular variety has captured the attention of gardeners and enthusiasts worldwide.

'Dorothy Hayden' is characterized by its compact, rounded growth habit, reaching a mature height of about 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 centimeters) and a similar spread. The dense foliage consists of small, glossy, dark green leaves that provide an attractive backdrop for the stunning blossoms.

What truly sets 'Dorothy Hayden' apart is its captivating flowers. The blooms emerge in mid to late spring, creating a breathtaking spectacle of color. Each flower features a funnel-shaped form with overlapping petals. The color palette of 'Dorothy Hayden' is truly enchanting, with its vibrant shades of salmon pink, coral, and apricot. The flowers are profuse, covering the shrub in a blanket of exquisite hues.

This azalea variety thrives in acidic soil, preferring a pH range of 4.5 to 6.0. It is well-suited for partially shaded to shaded locations, making it an excellent choice for woodland gardens or as an understory plant. 'Dorothy Hayden' is also known for its relative cold hardiness, allowing it to withstand colder temperatures compared to some other azalea cultivars.

To ensure the best performance, this cultivar benefits from regular watering and a layer of organic mulch to conserve moisture and maintain a cool root zone. Pruning should be done immediately after flowering to encourage a compact growth habit and to shape the shrub.

'Dorothy Hayden' is a versatile plant, suitable for a variety of landscape uses. It can be planted as a specimen shrub, in mixed borders, or as part of an azalea collection. Its striking flowers and compact size make it an ideal choice for small gardens or container plantings.

Whether used as a focal point or as a mass planting, Azalea japonica 'Dorothy Hayden' is sure to add a touch of elegance and brilliance to any garden or landscape setting. Its eye-catching blooms and reliable performance have earned it a well-deserved place among the most cherished azalea cultivars.

  • Common Name

    Japanese Azalea Dorothy Hayden, Rhododendron

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    crimson-red flowers

  • Foliage

    leathery, ovate, medium-green leaves

  • Maturation period

    3-5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


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


spring, summer


all year



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