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Azalea or not

widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 341
Was given this plant in this pot just on a year ago and was told it was Azalea, it always looks heathy, feed it with Ericaceous  food only rain water and it has never had a flower on it,
do you think it is a Azalea?

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  • Yes it is.
    Rhododendron one normally called Azalea...should flower next spring.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Should have flower buds on it now if it's going to flower in spring, they form over the summer and then overwinter to bloom in spring. If it's not forming flower buds it might have been too dry in the summer or they may have formed but dropped due again to dryness. Should look like this when the flower buds have formed. 






  • widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 341
    Seems strange it did not flower this spring, I know I had it them because friend gave it to me when his Mother died and that is a year ago now.
    Still I will hope for next year, it does look OK.
  • widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 341
    thanks for photo Bijdezee, mine has no buds on it like yours, we did have a very hot summer, so you could be right about being dry. Must remember that next year.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,673
    It's late summer in particular, for making sure they have enough moisture.
    So many people had bother with the dry weather at certain times over the last couple of years. I'm guessing with your location, it won't have been easy to keep it hydrated. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 341
    Thanks a lot have learnt what to do next year, at the moment in Norfolk we are having plenty of rain, but probably to late for my plant.
  • Thanks a lot have learnt what to do next year, at the moment in Norfolk we are having plenty of rain, but probably to late for my plant.
    Do not worry. 
    It will be fine.
    Keep it sheltered in semi shade...and others have said never let it dry out.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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