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Azalea (Belgium)

Botanical name: Rhododendron ‘Belgian Hybrids.’

Other terms: Azalea ‘Belgian.’

Genus: Rhododendron

Variety of Cultivar: ‘Belgian Hybrids’ is an erect, bushy, deciduous shrub with mid-green leaves and funnel-shaped blooms in pink and light purple in mid-spring.

Foliage: Deciduous

Tree shape: Bushy, Upright

COLOUR

Flower: Pink, Pale-purple in Spring

Foliage: Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Red in Autumn

CARE

Specific pests: Aphids, Caterpillars, Lacebugs, Leafhoppers, Vine weevil

Diseases: More resistant to powdery mildew than other azalea cultivars.

Specific diseases: Honey fungus, Rhododendron bud blast, hododendron petal blight, Root rot, Rust, Silver leaf

GENERAL CARE

Propagation methods: Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings

WHERE TO GROW

Rhododendron ‘Belgian Hybrids’ (Azalea ‘Belgian’ ) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.

CULTIVATION

Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining, acid soil in sun or dappled shade. Prefers shade from the early morning sun. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers.

Soil: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid

Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun

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