The beautiful flowering azalea Silver Sword Variegata
The Rhododendron obtusum Silver Sword Variegata as the botanical name of the Japanese Azalea Silver Sword Variegata is blossoms in the beautiful colour orange-red. Its funnel-shaped flowers, which bloom from May to June, are a wonderful addition to any garden. The Japanese azalea Silver Sword Variegata is a popular speciality among azaleas due to its green white marbled flowers. With a maximum height of 40 cm and 60 cm, this azalea is a rather broad-bushy, medium-sized shrub that looks good in many locations.
The perfect location for the Silver Sword azalea
This beautiful looking azalea Silver Sword Variegata prefers a location in partial shade and prefers an acidic garden soil that is well-drained, it does not like wet soil but needs plenty of water especially in the flowering season. The Rhododendron obtusum Silver Sword Variegata is particularly effective when planted as a specimen, because then it can show off its advantages to best advantage. Because the azalea attracts every gardener with its beautiful flowers, it is often planted in front gardens where its appearance is convincing. If you prefer to plant the Japanese azalea Silver Sword Variegata in a group, it likes other azaleas as planting partners, such as the Japanese azalea Panda or the Japanese azalea Geisha Purple With its beautiful foliage, the Silver Sword Variegata azalea is also suitable as a decorative plant for the terrace or balcony, as its appearance makes it a real eye-catcher in these places.
Special features of the Rhododendron obtusum Silver Sword Variegata
A special feature of the Japanese azalea Silver Sword Variegata is on the one hand its great flower colour and on the other hand its distinctive red-orange flowers. If you cut back the azalea after flowering, it will retain its beautiful bushy shape and become even more attractive to your viewers. Our native insects also love rhododendrons because they flower earlier than other garden inhabitants and thus nectar is available to the insects earlier.
For group planting, you will need 4 – 8 plants per metre.