Rhododendron 'Glowing Embers'
(shipped in 3-5 working days)
- 2 litre pot
- Standard £5.95
- Named day £10.95
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The orange-red buds of this deciduous azalea form in clusters in spring, and as they open, golden orange petals unfurl to form gently ruffled trumpets. These look gorgeous, particularly when seen with the newly emerging foliage, which often has a reddish bronze flush. Together they produce a vibrant, fiery effect, which is really eyecatching - particularly when underplanted with red, orange or yellow spring flowering bulbs.
- Garden care: Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.
- Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten