Azalea Hotspur Red Azalea Hotspur Red is a deciduous azalea from the group of Knap Hill and Exbury hybrid azaleas prized for their winter hardiness, vibrant colours and large flower trusses. These deciduous hybrid azaleas get their name from the nurseries in which they were originally developed. This particular cultivar, as the name suggests, boasts fiery red blossoms that appear on the shrub from late May to Mid June. The flowers are funnel-shaped and borne in clusters. Their colour is flamboyant and exceptionally vivid: the trumpets are orange-red with an orange flare at centre. The shrub itself is compact and with an open habit, with foliage that is medium-green throughout the year.
You might have come across Azalea Hotspur Red as Rhododendron Hotspur Red. This is because rhododendrons and azaleas are now formally classed together in one genus.
As a sure sign of its exceptional qualities, Azalea Hotspur Red won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by RHS. This hybrid was bred at the Exbury nursery.
Height and Spread of Azalea Hotspur Red Compact and with a moderate growth rate, this flowering shrub will reach a maximum width and height of 1 to 1.5 metres.
How Hardy is Azalea Hotspur Red Hardy in all of the United Kingdom, this deciduous hybrid azalea will do well even in harsher climates: it can survive subzero temperatures.
How To Use Azalea Hotspur Red Deciduous hybrid azaleas are ideal for creating an eye-catching floral display in late spring. Azalea Hotspur Red will add a splash of colour to the landscape with its intense orange-red blossoms and will look great in any garden. Suitable for growing in pots, Azalea Hotspur Red can be used to brighten up a patio or to bring spring interest to a rooftop garden or terrace.
How To Care For Azalea Hotspur Red Azalea Hotspur Red does not need much to thrive. This attractive shrub will thrive in moist, but well-drained acidic soil in full sun to partial shade. For best results, choose a sheltered location in the garden.