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Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea

Rhododendron 'Schroeder's Lavender Rose'

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Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea (Rhododendron 'Schroeder's Lavender Rose') at Martin's Home & Garden

Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea flowers

Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea flowers

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Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea (Rhododendron 'Schroeder's Lavender Rose') at Martin's Home & Garden

Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea in bloom

Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Group/Class:  Schroeder Hybrids

Description:

Clusters of blooms that are hues of lavender with interesting hot pink blotches cover this azalea in mid to late spring; a compact upright shrub that is great for low screening or borders; needs highly acidic and organic soil that is well drained

Ornamental Features

Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea is covered in stunning clusters of lightly-scented lavender trumpet-shaped flowers with a hot pink blotch at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It has green foliage. The glossy narrow leaves remain green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Schroeder's Lavender Rose Azalea makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features