Rhododendron (any hardy, evergreen variety), Azalea (any hardy, evergreen variety)
Variety or Cultivar
Rhododendron Bloomchampion are evergreen shrubs or trees, typically with lance-shaped or elliptic, usually glossy, mid- to dark green leaves and, in spring, clusters of tubular, bell-shaped, or funnel-shaped flowers in a variety of colours.
Green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Aphids , Caterpillars , Lacebugs , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil
Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf
Pruning group 8
WHERE TO GROW
Rhododendron Bloomchampion will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.
Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises
Grow in moist, humus-rich, well-drained, acid soil in partial shade. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Mulch annually with leaf mould.
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
South, East, West