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RHODODENDRON 'Sir Charles Lemon'


RHODODENDRON 'Sir Charles Lemon'

 
  • Evergreen
    Large, attractive leaves, rusty brown beneath
  • White
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree
  • 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)
  • Partial shade
    Shelter from strong winds and strong sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - R. arboreum 'Sir Charles Lemon'. Probably R. arboreum x R. campanulatum. Shallow planting is essential. Raised from seed sent by Sir Joseph Hooker
  • Pests & Diseases
    vine weevils, whiteflies, scale insects, caterpillers, aphids, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
  • Place of origin
    hybrid possibly raised at Carclew House, Mylor, Falmouth. c 1868
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • 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.

    RHS group 8
  • 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
Jan
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Mar
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May
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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
6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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