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RHODODENDRON 'Fragrantissimum'

RHODODENDRON HYBRIDS

Probably the most highly scented rhododendron, large white flowers tinged pink. Our choice as the best rhododendron for the conservatory or cool greenhouse
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Hairy, corrugated, medium-sized leaves 5-15cm (2-6in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Lax habit. produces trusses of up to 4 broadly funnel-shaped flowers 6cm (2½in) long with yellow throats and brown anthers
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade

RHODODENDRON 'Fragrantissimum'

 
Available from July 2022 -
£30.00 each 
Delivery Information Available from July 2022
  • Additional Features
    Burncoose speciality
    See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
    Good to know
    R. edgeworthii x R. formosum. Shallow planting is essential
    Pests & Diseases
    Vine weevils, whiteflies, scale insects, caterpillars, aphids, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. 1868. W. Rollisson & Sons, Upper Tooting, London
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Rhododendrons
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • 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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Spicy, nutmeg scented.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • 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
    Bee friendly
    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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