Azalea 'Hotspur Red'
Description: The large flowers are tubular funnel-shaped and open to rich orange and are produced in May and June. 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 metres 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 with 5 rather than 10 stemens that will produce very colourful shrubs in Spring/Summer.
An Exbury hybrid originally bred by Anthony Waterer at his Knap Hill Nursery