Amazing Evergreen Azalea Collection  (4 choice plants)

Amazing Evergreen Azalea Collection (4 choice plants)

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This is a lovely collection of 4 Evergreen Azaleas that are suitable for containers and most garden situations. We have chosen a great selection of easy to grow plants in a beautiful spread of colours.

Martha Hitchcock: Distinctive huge pinky magenta flowers with a prominent paler pink centre and darker spotting. Really striking flowers in early May.. Height 50-75cm in 10 years.

Petticoat: Very pretty and dainty double pink flowers in May. This is a tough and neat growing plant from Germany with attractive bronzey foliage in winter. Height 50-60cm in 10 years.

Snow Hill AGM: Large white flowers with pale greenish yellow eye in May. A good neat growing bushy plant with spreading habit. Height 40-60cm in 10 years.

Willy: Large clear electric pink flowers in May. A vigorous old variety, with light autumn tints. Height 60-75 cm in 10 years.

All these plants are in 3L pots and normally cost £11.95 each. They are 20-30cm tall now, with a typical height of 75cm in 10 years. They flower brightly in May and look good and neat all year. This is a great selection, and the 4 plants fit one of our special delivery boxes nicely, so it makes a wonderful gift for friends and relatives around the country.

Available for online ordering only. Not available at our plant centre, but you can 'click and collect' online.

Customer Reviews

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"Bought this collection and 4 other evergreen azeleas, received great service, excellent size and quality plants, followed this order pretty quickly with another, Well done. Will definitely consider David Millais again "
Star Rating 5
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"Good sized plant perfect for the area where planted and suitable for our volunteers."
Star Rating 4
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"Four very healthy plants delivered safely and promptly. They are now thriving. Excellent value for money. I'm very happy with the plants and the service from Millais Nurseries"
Star Rating 5
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"Excellent selection,top qualiy,good price.Needless to say I wont be going to the local garden centre again.All you have to do is find a grower you can trust.Millais gets a 5 star for this!"
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"I have bought three of these over the last few months. The plants are very healthy and a good size. I aim to buy some more if at all possible. They are sent out quickly and are well packaged. Thank you for very good service."
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Good to know

From a botanical point of view, evergreen azaleas are part of the rhododendron family, but typically they only have 5-7 stamens in the flowers instead of 11-13 stamens present in other rhododendrons. Evergreen azaleas, sometimes known as Japanese azaleas, are as popular as ever, and are ideal for any size of garden from a window box to a large estate. Most azaleas grow to 60-75 cm in 10 years, but look out for our speciality nakaharae azaleas which are late flowering, prostrate, and excellent for cascading over walls or tubs.

Some of the first evergreen azaleas were introduced by Ernest Wilson (Wilson’s 50) from Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century. These small flowered varieties are full of character, best seen at the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park where they look delightful. However, these early plants are not as hardy as modern varieties such as those bred in Northern Germany. Other breeders, particularly in America, have concentrated on breeding larger flowers which can certainly look impressive. Our range should not be compared to the R. indica types which are sold as houseplants and are not fully hardy outside.

All require good moist ericaceous soil with a high organic content. For a guide to plant spacing, use the height we give in 10 years as a guide to the distance between each plant, or approximately 3 plants per m². Plant no deeper than the top of the rootball, and dig in plenty of good ericaceous compost around the sides.  A teaspoon of slow release feed is sufficient for a 3 litre plant, rising to a small handful for a mature plant.  Evergreen azaleas are suitable for growing in pots and containers; re-pot every 3 years for best performance.


Please note:Rabbits and deer like the soft new growth of evergreen azaleas, so netting protection may be necessary some years.

 

For further advice, For further advice, see here

The Basics

Ideal soil

Acidic soil, good organic content, pH 4.5-6.0. Inkarho range of rhododendrons will tolerate soils up to pH7.5

Sun or Shade

Light dappled shade is best for most varieties.

Shelter

Refer to hardiness rating. Give young plants protection.

Site Selection

Avoid close to trees, roots, invasive weeds, walls, hot patios, dry banks and waterlogged soils. Do not use weed matting or stone mulch.

Plant spacing

Use the height shown in 10 years as a guide to the distance between each plant. Allow room for plant to fill out. If planting closer for instant impact, be prepared to move plants after a few years.

Compost

  • 3 litre pot, dig in 10-20 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 7.5 litre pot, dig in 20-30 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 70-80cm specimen, dig in 60 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 100-120cm specimen, dig in 120 litres of ericaceous compost.

Planting depth

Plant high in the ground, with the top of the rootball visible.

Feeding

Slow-release ericaceous feed recommended in March and straight after flowering.

Mulch

Recommended every few years.

Water

The key ingredient! Keep moist all season, especially the critical time at end of June for flower bud initiation. Tap water is better than no water. Heavy dose at least once per week in dry weather.

Drainage

Ensure good drainage in winter, especially with yellow flowering varieties. Avoid waterlogged sites.

Pruning

Rhododendrons and Camellias: Not normally required. Tidy wayward shoots after flowering.

Evergreen azaleas and Bloombux can be clipped into a low hedge.

Magnolias and Acers: Formative pruning when young to shape into a tree or bush.

Deadheading

Remove old flower-heads, particularly on young or weak plants.

For further advice see here

Size Guide

Size guide

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