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Azalea Geisha Lila in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Rhododendron obtusum 'Geisha Lila'

 

Azalea 'Geisha Lila'

Azalea 'Geisha Lila' is an evergreen variety with purple flowers in late spring.

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plant Features
  • Azalea Geisha Lila likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Azalea Geisha Lila likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Azalea Geisha Lila likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Azalea 'Geisha Lila'

Latin name

Rhododendron obtusum 'Geisha Lila'

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Ericaceae

ph

4.5 - 6.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Azalea Geisha Lila likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Azalea Geisha Lila likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Azalea Geisha Lila 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 Geisha Lila is 0.40meters x 0.40meters 0.40 M 0.40 M

Rhododendron obtusum 'Geisha Lila'

Azalea 'Geisha Lila' is an evergreen variety with purple flowers in late spring.


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.

 

Flowering

From Late Winter TO Mid Summer

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

 

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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