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  • Evergreen
    Large leaves 15-45cm (6-18in) long.
  • White
    Soft pink in bud, opening white, with subtle green markings in the throat.
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Large shrub of open habit. Produces huge trusses of lily-like, funnel-shaped flowers 9-11cm (3½-4½in) 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 loderi 'King George'

 
Available again from August 2024 -
£27.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £24.00 each
Delivery Information Available again from August 2024
Not available until May 2024 -
also Large £45.00 each 
Delivery Information Not available until May 2024

 

  • Additional Features
    Burncoose speciality
    See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
    Good to know
    Shallow planting is essential. A group from R. fortunei x R. griffithianum, generally considered to be the finest hybrid rhododendron. A good woodland subject.
    Pests & Diseases
    Vine weevils, scale insects, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. 1920. Sir Edmund Loder, Horsham, Sussex
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Rhododendrons
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • 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.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented Rhododendrons
    Richly 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
    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 - 'The Smellies'
Rhododendron - Video Spotlights
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 
ACER palmatum 'Scolopendriifolium' and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
AUCUBA omeiensis and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
AZALEA - EVERGREEN ledifolia 'Alba' and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
CAMELLIA 'Royalty' and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
CASTANOPSIS concolor and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
CORNUS kousa 'Satomi' and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
CORYLUS maxima 'Purpurea' and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
CRYPTOMERIA and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
ENKIANTHUS cernuus rubens and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
MAGNOLIA sargentiana var robusta and RHODODENDRON
MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Woodsman' and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
MAYTENUS boaria and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
NOTHOFAGUS cunninghamii and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
PIERIS japonica 'Purity' and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
PITTOSPORUM eugenioides 'Variegatum' and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
RHODODENDRON arboreum and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
RHODODENDRON burmanicum and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
RHODODENDRON davidsonianum and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
RHODODENDRON 'Germania' and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
RHODODENDRON 'Jock' and RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'
RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George' and AZALEA - DECIDUOUS 'Babeuff'
RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George' and RHODODENDRON minus var chapmanii
RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George' and RHODODENDRON 'Nancor'
RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George' and RHODODENDRON orbiculare
RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George' and RHODODENDRON ovatum
RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George' and RHODODENDRON 'Saffron Queen'
RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George' and RHODODENDRON 'Veryan Bay'
RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George' and RHODODENDRON 'Wine and Roses'
RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George' and SOPHORA microphylla 'Sun King'

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Levington
Sulphate of Iron
Boosts soil acidity. Feeds ericaceous plants and helps prevent moss. Corrects leaf yellowing caused by iron deficiency. Easy to use, low dust granules
Only £11.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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