The distinctive Japanese azalea 'Ady Wery'
The so-called azalea 'Ady Wery' is a rhododendron. Rhododendrons belong to the heather family and are found throughout the northern hemisphere in the mountains from northern and central Asia to North America. There are about a thousand species of rhododendrons. Rhododendron means rose tree and also our native alpine roses and belong to the rhododendrons. In fact, the Japanese azalea Ady Wery, with its bright red flowers and dark green glowing leaves, is somewhat reminiscent of the alpine rose that blooms here in the Alps. But it is also reminiscent of the azalea, which is kept in pots as an indoor plant. The azalea is mainly the name given to the alpine roses that come from East Asia. This azalea is hardy and originally comes from Japan.
A delightful specimen or groundcover
The broad-bushy and densely flowering plant is a wonderful ground cover. Such conditionally evergreen rhododendrons thrive best in partial shade. The magnificent azalea of Asian origin can also be planted as a specimen. This rhododendron unfolds its flowering splendour mainly in May and June. For an area planted with azaleas, you should plant 10 to 12 plants per square metre. This azalea is a beautiful eye-catcher on paved driveways, house entrances or in a rock garden. This plant is also ideal for planting under Bäumen in modern gardens. It gets along very well with green perennials, shrubs and bushes such as yew, boxwood and bamboo, as its flowers are quite dominant. bamboo
Sight lines at the house and on driveways
Blooming rhododendron bushes are not very high maintenance. They need organic fertiliser especially for rhododendrons before flowering in March or April. They also respond well to coffee grounds. However, they do not tolerate fertiliser with lime. However, the soil around the plant should be mulched with compost and autumn leaves. This enriches the substrate, keeps the moisture in the soil and suppresses weeds. To fertilise the azalea in spring, the mulch layer is removed again and reapplied after fertilisation.
Azalea is an insect-friendly garden plant
With its üppigen Blüte the 'Ady Wery' attracts bees, bumblebees, butterflies and other insects, provides for biodiversity in front of the house and in the garden and thus for a balanced Ökosystem. If your drinking water is very calcareous, it is not suitable for watering this plant. When watering rhododendrons, it is best to use rainwater that is always soft, i.e. low in lime. If you keep these things in mind, your azaleas will thank you and reward you with a rich flowering season.