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RHODODENDRON 'Praecox'


Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£22.50 each
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £20.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
  • Evergreen - small leaves 1-5cm (½-2in) long.
  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - on occasion
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - mauve
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - sometimes low-growing. Produces trusses of 2 or 3 widely funnel-shaped flowers 4-4.5cm (1½-1¾in) across, at the shoot tips.
  • 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)
  • Full sun - thrives in full sun. Shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - a cross between R. dauricum and R. ciliatum. Shallow planting is essential. Suitable as an informal hedge. Tolerant of more alkaline soil
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevils, scale insects, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
  • Place of origin - garden origin. UK. 1855. I Davies, Ormskirk, Lancs
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
  • Suitable for small gardens - Suitable for small gardens
  • 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 foliage - - aromatic when crushed
  • 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
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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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
1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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