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  • Evergreen
    Leaves 5-15cm (2-6in) long.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Solid pink in bud fading to white
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Dense, compact shrub. Produces numerous trusses of funnel-shaped flowers 4.5cm (1¾in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade

RHODODENDRON 'Christmas Cheer'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£24.00 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £21.50 each
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
  • Additional Features
    Burncoose speciality
    See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
    Good to know
    Shallow planting is essential. An old hybrid which used to be forced for Christmas flowering. Usually flowers March, sometimes February, but can flower by Christmas in mild weather
    Pests & Diseases
    Vine weevils, scale insects, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. 1895. T. Methven & Son, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Rhododendrons
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Ideally pH 4.5-6.0
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Rhododendron - Care Guide
Rhododendron - Propagation
Rhododendron - Video Spotlights
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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