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Azalea Japonica 'Vuyk's Scarlet' - 10-15cm - 3lt

Azalea Japonica 'Vuyk's Scarlet' - 10-15cm - 3lt

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Azalea Japonica 'Vuyk's Scarlet' is a stunning and popular cultivar of the evergreen Azalea genus, known for its vibrant and eye-catching blooms. This particular variety, 'Vuyk's Scarlet,' is cherished by garden enthusiasts for its distinctive scarlet-red flowers that add a burst of colour to gardens in late spring to early summer.

The Azalea Japonica species is native to Asia, particularly Japan and Korea, and 'Vuyk's Scarlet' is a testament to the beauty and diversity within this group. It typically grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 centimetres) with a similar spread, making it a compact and manageable addition to gardens, borders, or even as a potted plant. Its dark green, glossy leaves provide an elegant backdrop for the striking scarlet blossoms, creating a visually appealing contrast.

The flowers of 'Vuyk's Scarlet' are trumpet-shaped and feature five distinct petals. These deep crimson-red blooms are known for their durability and longevity, often lasting for several weeks. Their intense colouration makes them stand out in any landscape, whether used as a focal point or as part of a mixed planting scheme.

Caring for Azalea Japonica 'Vuyk's Scarlet' is relatively straightforward. It thrives in well-drained, acidic soil and prefers partial shade or dappled sunlight. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry periods, to keep the soil consistently moist. Pruning can be done after flowering to maintain the plant's shape and encourage new growth.

This Azalea cultivar not only adds an explosion of colour to gardens but also attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies, making it a delightful choice for wildlife-friendly landscapes. 'Vuyk's Scarlet' is a versatile and visually striking plant that exemplifies the timeless beauty of the Azalea Japonica species, making it a cherished addition to gardens throughout the United Kingdom.

  • Common Name

    Azalea

  • Family

    Ericaceae

  • Type

    evergreen or deciduous

  • Pot Size

    3

  • Height (cm)

    10-15cm

  • Native To

    Asia, Europe, and North America

  • Flower

    star-shaped or funnel-shaped, crimson flowers

  • Foliage

    ovate, green leaves

  • Maturation period

    10-20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

2-4m

Mature Width

1-3m

Shape / habit

bushy

Preferred Location

Orientation

West–facing or North–facing or East–facing or South-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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