Watchet Azalea

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Scientific Name Rhododendron ‘Watchet’ (Robin Hill Hybrid)
ExposurePart Shade to Shade
Bloom/FeatureLight pink, single flowers in late spring
Avg. Dimensions3' H x 2' W
USDA Zones6-8
SoilWell-draining acidic soil
WaterMedium
UsesContainer, Specimen, Border, Hedge

Description

The Watchet Azalea is a prolific late spring blooming robin hill hybrid rhododendron. This Azalea produces light pink single form blooms. In spring, glossy green evergreen foliage emerges as a light green before maturing to a deep green hue.

The Watchet Azalea is a dwarf variety and matures to 3′ H x 2′ W. Therefore, it naturally won’t engulf your landscape. Rather, it tends to grow into a compact dense shrub.

Try it in a container, hedge, mass planting, border, or mixed bed. This small azalea can be used as a bonsai.

Plant it with contrasting color and texture plants for maximum effect, such as the Soft Caress Mahonia or Everillo Carex

Watchet Azalea Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 6-8.

Plant in Partial Sun for best results.  Filtered Sun for much of the day or 2-3 hours of direct sun a day is sufficient. Too much sun will stress the plant, while too little sun will result in decreased foliage and bloom potential.

This rhododendron has only medium water requirements once established. For the first growing season, provide supplementary water 2-3 times a week in average weather conditions.

The Watchet Azalea prefers acidic to neutral soil for best results. In addition, ensure that the soil drains well in order to avoid root rot.

Fertilize in early spring with a balanced acidic plant fertilizer. This will help ensure future growth and blooms, as well as promote the overall well-being of your plant.

Trim after the bloom cycle has ended. The Watchet Azalea, like other yearly blooming rhododendrons, begins compiling the next years blooms after the end of the current years cycle. Trimming too late will decrease the amount of potential blooms for the next year.

Watchet Azalea Spacing Recommendations

To create a seamless hedge we recommend planting 1-2′ Appart and to create individual shrubs plant at least 3-4′ apart

Additional information

Scientific Name Rhododendron ‘Watchet’ (Robin Hill Hybrid)
ExposurePart Shade to Shade
Bloom/FeatureLight pink, single flowers in late spring
Avg. Dimensions3' H x 2' W
USDA Zones6-8
SoilWell-draining acidic soil
WaterMedium
UsesContainer, Specimen, Border, Hedge

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