A collection of three stunning Japanese azaleas to give you vibrant blooms in spring and year-round, evergreen foliage interest. Contrasting with the gorgeous flowers, the evergreen leaves are glossy green and provide a good foil for other plants such as colourful perennials – giving another layer of planting to your garden. Growing to around 100cm (40in) high and wide, depending on variety, rhododendrons (Japanese azaleas) are ideally suited to container growing, and this will also help to keep them compact and easy to maintain. Perfect for providing masses of colour in early spring, azaleas thrive in partial shade and moist, acidic soil, so incorporate plenty of ericaceous compost to the planting hole or container when planting. Blaauw’s Pink An evergreen azalea with double, salmon-pink blooms. Although compact, its branches have an open character, with attractive mid-green foliage for year-round interest. An RHS Award of Garden Merit holder, it is ideal for containers and the fronts of beds and borders, and will thrive in most garden positions. Flowers April to May. Approximate height 100cm (40in) and spread 100cm (40in). Geisha Red A stunning variety with large, long-lasting, vibrant blooms of bright pinky red in April to May and hints of reddish copper on the glossy green leaves in spring. Evergreen and compact, this is a perfect choice for containers or the fronts of borders. A magnet for bees and butterflies, this hardy plant is also easy to maintain. Approximate height and spread of 100cm (40in) x 100cm (40in). Geisha White A compact evergreen shrub producing magnificent clusters of funnel-like white flowers covering the whole bush in May and June. ‘Hisako’ also has charming, small, elliptic, dark green leaves which are bright green when young. A great option for early season as well as moist, acid conditions with a little protection from drying winds.. Approximate height 75-100cm (30-40in) x 100cm (40in). Supplied as a collection of 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, 1 each of ‘Blaauw’s Pink’, ‘Geisha Red’ and ‘Geisha White’ .
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