May Plant of the Month – Rhodendron

A huge variety of evergreen and deciduous shrubs which includes Azaleas.  Whilst some flower very early in the year the main flowering season is May and June.  They have a wide range of flower colours.

Rhododendrons mainly originated in the Himalayas.  They prefer dappled shade and a sheltered position.  They don’t like chalk soils and need acidic soil which is humus rich.  Assuming you have the soil they need they are easy to grow.

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