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What is this gorgeous flowering shrubby thing??

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Jemimabelle Thu 11-May-17 11:40:11

It's in a relatives' garden but they don't know what it is...just that it is evergreen! I thought it was an azalea at first but the flowers are much bigger than on the one I have...

JT05 Thu 11-May-17 13:09:54

Yes it's an Azalea, the are many different forms and sizes.

Liara Thu 11-May-17 20:45:51

Isn't an azalea that's evergreen a rhododendron?

Anyway, whichever it is, it's that.

Jemimabelle Fri 12-May-17 11:38:23

Ah, didn't realise they were part of the Rhodendron family. My garden is quite heavily clay based which explains why my azalea isn't looking great in comparison, after a quick google about what they like. My uncle obviously has better soil!

Jemimabelle Fri 12-May-17 11:39:22

rhododendron

JT05 Fri 12-May-17 11:49:17

I grow mine in pots with ericaceous compost to get good results.

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