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Azalea 'Gibralrar'

Azalea 'Gibralrar'

Description: Fabulous bright orange flowers in May/June. The large flowers are tubular funnel-shaped and open from dark red buds to vivid orange and are produced in a ball shaped truss with 10 -12 flowers. This deciduous Azalea is also noted for its good autumn leaf colour so bringing two seasons of colour to lightly shaded gardens on soils with low pH.

Uses: Ideal in a woodland situation or in containers in the shade.

Climate/Position: Prefers light shade or sun.

Height/Spread: 1.2-1.5m in approx. 10 years with upright habit.

Soil Requirements: An ericaceous plant requiring well drained, light and acid soil. Mulch annually with leaf mould to help protect roots from drying out.

Pruning: No pruning required.

Special Requirements: Shallow planting is essential to Azaleas as they are shallow rooting.

Additional Interest: Azalea are a variety of Rhododendron that will produce very colourful shrubs in Spring/Summer. Flowers have 5 stamens whereas rhododendron have 10 stamens or more.

Introduced in 1947, Gibralter is a Knap Hill and Exbury hybrid originally bred by Anthony Waterer at his Knap Hill Nursery and was developed by Lionel de Rothschild at Exbury.