REHDERODENDRON macrocarpum

Small tree with cup-shaped pendent white flowers, slightly scented, followed by bright red ribbed fruits
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Glossy, dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • White
    Creamy white.
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    7m (23ft)
  • Tree
    Large shrub or small, broadly upright tree with red young shoots. Flowers are produced as the leaves emerge, followed by pendent, ellipsoid green, then red, fruit to 7cm (3in) long.
  • 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)
    Borderline
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

REHDERODENDRON macrocarpum

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A very good subject for a woodand garden.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Western China.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
    Racemes
    6-10 flowers 6cm (2½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
    Borderline
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
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10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  7m (23ft)
 

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