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Rhododendron ‘Westminster’ or Azalea ‘Westminster’

Rhododendron ‘Westminster’ is part of the Ericaceae family of plants. This is a deciduous azalea, which is a fast-growing plant. It grows to about 1.5m or 5ft tall over years. They have strong roots and tolerate poorer conditions. They are also called Deciduous Azalea ‘Westminster’ or Knap Hill Azalea ‘Westminster’.

Rhododendron ‘Westminster’ at Kew Gardens, London, UK

It is an upright deciduous shrub. The foliage is dark green and lance-shaped. It flowers in late spring. The flowers are pink with orange blotches. They are funnel-shaped and fragrant.

How to grow Rhododendron ‘Westminster’:

Grow Rhododendron ‘Westminster’ in the sun, partial shade or shade. Under the sun they will grow lower in height, flower more but the flowers won’t last as long. In partial shade, the flowers last longer, and the shrub grows taller. Plant in moist, humus-rich, and well-drained soil. Protect Rhododendron ‘Westminster’ from frost in colder climates.

Propagate Rhododendron ‘Westminster’ by semi-hardwood cuttings. Watch out for aphids, caterpillars, lace bugs, leafhoppers, weevil, powdery mildew, petal blight, or silver leaf.

Rhododendron 'Westminster'
Rhododendron ‘Westminster’

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