Azalea 'Glowing Embers'

Azalea 'Glowing Embers'

Description: Glowing orange-red flowers with an orange flare in May/June bring a splash of colour to the garden and the foliage takes on rich orange/yellow hues adding further interest with autumn colour.

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 10 years with a rounded 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.

'Glowing Embers' was originally bred by Anthony Waterer at his Knap Hill Nursery and developed by Lionel de Rothschild at Exbury.

It was introduced in 1952 by Waterers Nursery.