Rhododendron 'Hinomayo'

Evergreen azalea

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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photo by Paul Debois, copyright GAP Photos (10859)

Plant details

Hardy evergreen or Japanese azaleas are some of the most colourful spring-flowering shrubs, all requiring acid soil and moist leafy conditions for their shallow roots. They thrive in light shade, but will tolerate full sun if their roots are consistently moist. There are several groups, one of the largest being the Kurume Azalea group of hybrids with small flowers in such lavish quantities that the shrub is buried under a blanket of colour. 'Hinomayo', one of the best pinks, is an old hybrid introduced in 1910 from the Emperor's garden in Tokyo. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Rhododendron

Cultivar: Hinomayo

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

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