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Azalea Japonica 'Japanese Red'| Rhododendron 'Japanese Red' - 70-80cm, 15lt

Azalea Japonica 'Japanese Red'| Rhododendron 'Japanese Red' - 70-80cm, 15lt

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Azalea Japonica 'Japanese Red' - A Vibrant Touch of Asia for Your British Garden

Introduction: Introducing the stunning Azalea Japonica 'Japanese Red', a vibrant and eye-catching addition to any British garden. This magnificent deciduous shrub, native to Japan, boasts a profusion of deep red blooms that will infuse your outdoor space with an exotic charm. Perfect for gardeners seeking to create a bold, colourful statement, the 'Japanese Red' azalea offers a harmonious blend of Eastern elegance and Western hardiness.

Description: The Azalea Japonica 'Japanese Red' is a medium-sized shrub that typically reaches a height and spread of 4-6 feet (1.2-1.8 meters) within 10 years. Its striking red flowers, with a diameter of 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm), appear in profusion from late spring to early summer, creating a dramatic display against its lush, deep green foliage. The leaves remain evergreen, providing year-round interest to your garden.

Ideal Growing Conditions: Azalea Japonica 'Japanese Red' thrives in well-draining, slightly acidic soil (pH 4.5-6.0) and prefers partial shade or dappled sunlight. However, it can tolerate some sun exposure, provided that the soil remains consistently moist. To ensure optimal growth, it is recommended to apply an ericaceous compost or acidic organic matter when planting and to maintain a layer of mulch to conserve moisture and regulate soil temperature.

Hardiness and Climate Suitability: The 'Japanese Red' azalea is a hardy plant that can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F), making it an excellent choice for most regions of the UK. With its resilience and adaptability, this azalea is a perfect addition to British gardens.

Planting Ideas: The Azalea Japonica 'Japanese Red' is a versatile shrub that can be used in various garden settings. It makes a striking feature when planted in groups, creating a vibrant focal point in a mixed border or woodland garden. You can also use it as a specimen plant, for foundation plantings, or to add interest to a rock garden. Additionally, this azalea lends itself well to container gardening, bringing a touch of the Orient to your patio or terrace.

Care and Maintenance: The 'Japanese Red' azalea requires minimal care once established. Prune lightly after flowering to maintain shape and encourage bushy growth. Apply a slow-release, acid-forming fertiliser in spring to promote healthy growth and prolific blooms.

Conclusion: The Azalea Japonica 'Japanese Red' is a captivating addition to any British garden, combining the exotic allure of its Japanese origins with the resilience and adaptability required to thrive in the UK. With its vivid red flowers and lush foliage, this azalea is sure to become a cherished focal point in your garden for years to come.

  • Common Name

    Japanese Azalea Red, Rhododendron

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    deep 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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