Rhododendron 'Geisha Orange'
Japanese Orange Azalea
The Magnolia Garden
A small (1.5m x 1.5m), hardy evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and funnel-shaped reddish-orange flowers in late spring.
Site and Care:
Plant in acid soil in dappled sunlight or light shade, although plants tolerate full sun in cooler areas. Use soil rich in organic matter, which retains water and drains quickly. They benefit from an annual mulch. Prune, if necessary immediately after flowering. Propogate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.