Evergreen Azalea Bloom Champion Red

Evergreen Azalea Bloom Champion Red

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Flowering Month:
April-May, May, May-June, June, Summer, Autumn
Flower Colour:
Red
Hardiness:
To -15 °C
Height After 10 Years:
50-75cm
Scent:
Not Scented
Interesting Foliage:
No

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(H5)  Attractive fiery red flowers with darker markings in the throat. The substantial flowers are about 60mm across, and the plants will form a squat mound typically about 75cm high by 90cm wide in 10 years.

Bloom Champion Azaleas are a fantastic new range of repeat flowering azaleas that have been bred in America! Large trumpet shaped flowers initially appear in spring, covering the whole plant in flower, and then re-bloom more sporadically in summer, often giving a good display until the first frosts in October and November. Flowering can last for 4-6 weeks in spring followed by lighter flowering summer and autumn.

Bloom Champions require a sunny and warm position to perform well. They need a good 6 hours of sunlight and warmth to help produce the second wave of flowers in the autumn. More light will give more blooms, but dappled afternoon shade during the heat of the day is ideal. When planted in the North of the UK or in partial shade, the flowers will last longer, but autumn flowering will not be so prolific. They can also take a year or so to settle in before autumn flowering commences. These azaleas are semi-evergreen and so can lose some of their leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed situations they can lose all leaves, but fresh green foliage will appear in spring.

Please note these are young plants and not currently in flower

  • Ideal for containers, small gardens and mixed borders.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Group: Bloom Champion Evergreen Azalea.
  • Habit: Upright, spreading.
  • Ideal position: Most garden situations.
  • Ideal soil: pH 4.5 to 6.
  • RHS Hardiness Rating: H5.

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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.

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