Evergreen Azalea Schneeperle AGM   STANDARD

Evergreen Azalea Schneeperle AGM STANDARD


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Flowering Month:
Flower Colour:
White & Cream
Height After 10 Years:
Not Scented
Interesting Foliage:
To -15 °C
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(H6) Stunning pretty double white flowers in May, with slight creamy green speckling in throat up to 45mm wide. A very hardy and beautiful plant from Germany, which is proving popular here. It has a dense, compact, mound like habit. Head size 40-50cm in 10 years.
These Standards have a clean stem of about 45cm, with a lollipop like head of trimmed branches and flower buds measuring approximately 15-20cm now. Standards will always require staking to prevent wind damage, and a fairly sunny position.
Translated from the German, this means 'Snow Pearl'. David found this plant at the Rhododendron festival in Westerstede several years ago. He bought one, wrapped it up in a bag and stuffed it in his overnight case to fly it back home for cuttings. It is stunning!

      • Ideal for small gardens, rock gardens and front of borders.
      • Easy to grow, but requires staking throughout its life.
      • Group:Evergreen Azalea (German hybrid).
      • Parentage: 'Elsie Lee' (s) X 'Purpurkissen'
      • Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1988).
      • Bred by: H. Hachmann. Origin: German hybrid.
      • Habit: Compact, prostrate.
      • Ideal position: Most garden situations.
      • Ideal soil: pH 4.5 to 6.
      • RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.
      • How we usually propagate this plant: Cutting.
      • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit, 2013.


Good to know


Standard Rhododendrons (grown on a stem) were popular during the first half of the twentieth century, and are now finding renewed interest as they help to provide a variety of flowering heights and interest within the garden. We grow a limited range of rhododendrons and azaleas as standards, grown on a single straight stem. These are ideal for patio pots or formal situations (and better looking than a Bay tree!).

Please note: Standards require a good stake throughout their life to prevent wind damage. Taller standards are suitable for growing in the ground, but only short standards should be grown in pots to avoid being blown over in high winds. Standards such as evergreen azaleas can suffer in cold winters as the stems are more exposed than usual. Consider the use of pipe insulation on the stems in times of hard winters.

If growing in containers, repot into a slightly larger pot every 3 years, using a good ericaceous compost.

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.


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.


  • 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.


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


Recommended every few years.


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.


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


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.


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

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Size Guide

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