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Azalea Galathea in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Rhododendron japonica 'Galathea'

 

Azalea Galathea

Azalea 'Galathea' bears brick red blooms. It is a good, late-flowering variety, and is a tough and hardy plant.

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plant Features
  • Azalea Galathea likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Azalea Galathea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Azalea Galathea is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Azalea Galathea likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Azalea Galathea

Latin name

Rhododendron japonica 'Galathea'

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Ericaceae

ph

4.5 - 6.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Azalea Galathea likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Azalea Galathea is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Azalea Galathea likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Azalea Galathea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Azalea Galathea is 0.30meters x 0.60meters 0.30 M 0.60 M

Rhododendron japonica 'Galathea'

Azalea 'Galathea' bears brick red blooms. It is a good, late-flowering variety, and is a tough and hardy plant.


Flowering

From Late Winter TO Mid Summer

Various gorgeous flowers from late winter. Some varieties bloom later through the year.

 

Planting

From Late Summer TO Late Autumn

Best planted towards the very end of summer and autumn. If the soil is not acidic dig in plenty composted leaves or bark. Ericaceous compost is acidic. They do best in sheltered, semi-shaded positions but many species with small scaly leaves will thrive in full sun provided they do not dry out. Larger leaved varieties require more shade and shelter from wind.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14 cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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