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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
rhododendron 'Spek's Orange'
Rhododendron can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple leaves, sometimes with a dense colourful indumentum of hairs on the lower side, and funnel-shaped, bell-shaped or tubular flowers that may be solitary or in short racemes
Mollis azaleas are deciduous shrubs with unscented, funnel-shaped flowers in a range of colours from white through yellow and orange, to red, opening before the leaves in late spring
'Spek's Orange' is a deciduous azalea to 2.5m tall, with mid-green foliage and good autumn colour. Small trusses of bright reddish-orange, funnel-shaped flowers open from late spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Suitable for an open site but best grown in moist but well-drained, leafy, humus-rich acid soil in part shade with shelter; see rhododendron cultivation
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer, layering in autumn or grafting in late summer or late winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests May be attacked by vine weevil, rhododendron leafhopper, pieris lacebug, scale insects, caterpillars and aphids
May be affected by various Rhododendron diseases including powdery mildews, rhododendron petal blight, rhododendron bud blast, silver leaf and honey fungus
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