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RHODODENDRON 'Lady Alice Fitzwilliam'


RHODODENDRON 'Lady Alice Fitzwilliam'

 
Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
£25.00 each 
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  • Evergreen
    Medium-sized, deeply veined leaves 5-15cm (2-6in) long.
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
  • White
    Pink in bud opening white
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Open shrub. Produces trusses of 2 or 3 funnel-shaped flowers 10cm (4in) across
  • 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
  • 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, scale insects, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
  • Place of origin
    garden origin. UK. 1881.Fisher, Son and Sibray Nurseries, Handsworth, Sheffield
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Rhododendrons
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • 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 - very fragrant
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving - ideally pH 4.5-6.0
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
    humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
Jan
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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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