The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Azalea japonica 'Madame van Hecke'


Photo of Azalea japonica 'Madame van Hecke'


A popular and reliable stunning profusion of small bright pink flowers. Flowering in early May, this is a very tough and easy growing plant that has an upright habit.


  • Shrubs

Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Slow growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Slopes/banks
  • Woodland area
  • Japanese style garden
  • Containers

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen

Care instructions

Grow in moist humus rich but well-drained acidic soil. Azaleas japonica does not thrive on clay soil. However, this does not mean you cannot grow azaleas in clay soil. Simply dig the planting hole five times larger than the root ball and fill it with the right type of soil and the plant will grow there just as well. Avoid deep shade immediately beneath a tree canopy.


Size: Small

Pot size: 3 litre

Eventual height: 100cm

Eventual spread: 100cm


  • Light shade
  • Shade


  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid