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Botanical name

Azalea indica

Plant Care

Size

Categories

Flowers

Showy flower

Common name(s)

Azalea

Uses in landscape design

Ideal tub subject on the patio. It thrives under deciduous trees, as it needs the sun in winter.

Planting instructions

Planting: The ideal soil pH for azaleas is 4.5–5.5. Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds topsoil with one third acid compost, add a cup of bone meal or half a cup of superphosphate and mix well. Transplant large plants in winter.
Watering and feeding: Too much water causes leaves to turn brown; too little results in leaf drop and droopy leaves. Feed regularly in the active growing season with blue hydrangea food, to keep the soil acid, and mulch with acid compost.
Pruning: Not necessary except for occasional shaping. Can be pruned into standard forms.

Maintenance

Too much water causes leaves to turn brown; too little results in leaf drop and droopy leaves. Feed regularly in the active growing season with blue hydrangea food, to keep the soil acid, and mulch with acid compost.

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Asalea (A)

Showy flower

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