Maruschka AGM

Rhododendron 'Maruschka'

Evergreen azalea hybrid

('Rubinstern' ×'Rubinetta') × 'Johanna'

H Hachmann, Germany, 1976; registered by G Stück 1991

AGM 2012


Shrub 0.45m tall × 0.7m wide in 12 years, of dense, compact habit

Flowers: Trusses of 2 funnel-shaped, single flowers. Flowers are 35-40mm long × 40-50mm wide, with 6-8 partly toothed lobes; strong purplish-red throughout, unmarked; colour does not fade in sun.

Late May - Early June

Not scented

Foliage: Leaves are obovate, 25mm long × 10mm wide, glossy and blackish green/dark reddish brown above, becoming blackish-bronzed in winter. Evergreen

Other Information: Easy to grow. Commercially available

Photo: Millais Nurseries