Rhododendron occidentale

characteristics

FOLIAGE | HABIT | FLOWER

THIS IS A DECIDUOUS PLANT WITH A BUSHY HABBIT. IT PRODUCES PINKY AND WHITE FLOWERS IN EARLY SPRING. THE FOLIAGE TURNS A YELLOW/ORANGE COLOUR ON AUTUMN.

 

ASPECT | SOIL | PH

THIS PLANT LIKES A EAST/SOUTH/WEST FACING GARDEN. IT ENJOYS A SHELTERED POSITION IN A CLAY, SAND OR LOAM SOIL. MUST BE IN AN ERICASIOUS SOIL.

 

HEIGHT | SPREAD | GROWING TIME

THE PLANT TAKES ROUGHLY 10-20 YEARS TO GAIN FULL HEIGHT AND SPREAD. HEIGHT UP TO 1.5-2.5 METRES. SPREAD UP TO 1.5-2.5 METRES.

 

PRUNE | PESTS | DISEASE

AZALEAS ARE IN PRUNING GROUP 1, THIS MEANS LIGHT PRUNING IS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY AFTER FLOWERING. THE REMOVAL OF DEAD, DYING AND DISEASED BRANCHES IS RECOMMENED. PRUNING TO ADD SHAPE IS ALSO RECOMMENEDED WITH A FEED BEING APPLIED AFTER. CAN SUFFER FROM RHODODENDRON LEAFHOPPER, PIERIS LACEBUG, APHIDS, VINE WEEVIL, CATAPILLERS AND SCALE INSECTS. MAY ALSO BE AFFECTED BY THE DISEASES: RHODODENDRON PETAL BLIGHT, RHODODENDRON BUD BLAST, SLIVER LEAF, HONEY FUNGUS AND POWDERY MILDEWS.

SUGGESTED PLANTING LOCATIONS AND GARDEN TYPES

HEDGING, SCREENING, CITY, INFORMAL, COTTAGE GARDENS. SPRING INTREST PLANT.

Common name:

Western azalea

 sun  rain
Part shade Moist but well drained
 cold  info
H6 (-15 to -20) Poisonous

 

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