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Azalea Japonica Purple Splendor| Rhododendron Purple Splendor - 50-60cm - 7lt

Azalea Japonica Purple Splendor| Rhododendron Purple Splendor - 50-60cm - 7lt

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Azalea Japonica 'Purple Splendor' - A Royal Flush of Colour for Your Garden

Introducing the captivating Azalea Japonica 'Purple Splendor', a spectacular variety of evergreen azalea that will undoubtedly bring a regal touch to your British garden. Renowned for its large, deep purple flowers, this exquisite plant is the perfect addition to any landscape or ornamental garden.

Key Features:

  • Vibrant Blooms: 'Purple Splendor' is cherished for its prolific flowering, which typically occurs between April and May. The abundant, trumpet-shaped blooms boast a luxurious, deep purple hue with subtle reddish undertones, creating a mesmerising focal point in your garden.

  • Evergreen Foliage: This exceptional azalea variety boasts dark green, glossy leaves that provide year-round interest, ensuring your garden remains vibrant even during the colder months.

  • Compact Size: With a height and spread of approximately 3-4 feet (90-120 cm) at maturity, the 'Purple Splendor' azalea is an ideal choice for small gardens, borders, and container planting. Its compact size makes it easy to manage and maintain.

  • Hardy and Adaptable: This azalea variety is suitable for growing in the UK's temperate climate, tolerating temperatures down to -15°C (5°F). It thrives in partial to full shade, and its resilient nature ensures it can withstand various soil conditions, provided the soil is well-draining and acidic.

  • Attracts Pollinators: The striking blooms of the 'Purple Splendor' azalea are a magnet for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, making it an ideal addition to any wildlife-friendly garden.

Care Tips:

  • Soil: 'Purple Splendor' prefers acidic, well-drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 6.0. Incorporate organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve soil quality and drainage.

  • Watering: Ensure the plant receives consistent moisture, particularly during dry spells. Be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.

  • Feeding: Apply an ericaceous slow-release fertiliser in early spring to promote healthy growth and flowering.

  • Pruning: Prune after flowering, removing any dead or damaged wood and shaping the plant to maintain its compact form.

  • Mulching: Apply a layer of acidic mulch, such as pine needles or bark, around the base of the plant in late winter or early spring. This helps retain moisture, suppress weeds, and insulate the plant's roots.

Add the enchanting Azalea Japonica 'Purple Splendor' to your garden and enjoy a stunning display of royal purple blooms each spring. Order yours today and transform your outdoor space into a vibrant, colourful haven.

  • Common Name

    Japanese Purple Splendor, Rhododendron

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    deep purple-pink 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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