The pure white; flowering Japanese azalea Panda
With its brilliant and pure white funnel-shaped flowers, the Japanese azalea is as eye-catching as its animal namesake, the panda. The flowering season is in the months of May and June. The Rhododendron obtusum Panda, which is the botanical name of the Japanese azalea Panda, is a rather broad-bushy perennial with slightly leathery green shiny leaves. The Japanese azalea Panda is a perennial that grows approx. 10 to 15 cm per year and reaches a maximum size of 40 to 60 cm.
The perfect location for the Rhododendron obtusum Panda
This white flowering azalea thrives best in a partial shade location. The soil in this location should be a well-drained, acidic garden soil. This azalea is a hardy garden plant that can be used in many different ways. It doesn't matter whether you plant the small-growing perennial in a group in a border or as a solitary, it is always an eye-catcher with its beautiful flowers. The Japanese azalea Panda is also excellent as a balcony plant in front of the house entrance or as an embellishment on the terrace or balcony.
Very versatile is the Japanese azalea Panda
With its dark green foliage, the Japanese azalea Panda is not only an eye-catcher at flowering time. It is loved by gardeners for its versatility and robustness. The Rhododendron obtusum is a semi-evergreen perennial, it loses some of its flowers in the winter, but it sprouts again in full beauty in the early spring. With its funnel-shaped flowers, this perennial can be found in many gardens, regardless of whether the garden is large or small. The compactness of the Japanese Azalea Panda is popular in every garden and enchants everyone. Not only gardeners are enchanted by it, but also our native insects are magically attracted by the pure white flowers of the Japanese Azalea Panda. As plant neighbours we recommend the Hosta or as a nice contrast the Skimmia japonica these two make the azalea shine even more and emphasise the effect of the white flowers even more.
For group planting, we recommend 4 – 8 azaleas per metre.