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RHODODENDRON falconeri


RHODODENDRON falconeri

 

 

  • Evergreen
    Broadly elliptic to obovate, dark-green leaves 18-35cm (7-14in) long with dense, woolly, brown indumentum beneath.
  • Yellow
    Pale yellow
  • Height
    12m (39ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tree
    Multi-stemmed tree with flaking, red-brown bark. Produces trusses of 20-25 widely bell-shaped flowers 4-5cm (1½-2in) long, often with purple marks inside.
  • 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
    Avoid hot afternoon sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - vine weevils, whiteflies, scale insects, caterpillars, aphids, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
  • Place of origin
    eastern Himalayas. Seeds collected by JD Hooker 1848-49. (generally accepted introduction date)
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • 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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
    ideally pH 4.5 - 5.5
  • 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
Trees - Care Guide

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