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RHODODENDRON 'Halfdan Lem'



RHODODENDRON HYBRIDS

Large deep red flowers and dark glossy leaves

  • Good to know - prefers plenty of light.
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevils, scale insects, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
  • Place of Origin - garden origin. 1967. USA. H. Lem, Seattle, Washington
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Evergreen - large leaves, 15-45cm (6-18in) long.
  • Medium Shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - very vigorous, lax shrub. Produces tight trusses of broadly funnel-shaped flowers 9cm (3½in) long
  • Full Sun - shelter from strong winds
  • Partial Shade
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil - ideally pH4.5-5.5
  • Flower Colour - Red - deep red, fading to pink in full sun.
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2.5m (8ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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