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RHODODENDRON lindleyi

RHODODENDRON SPECIES

A straggly upright habit but one of the most beautiful and scented rhododendrons when in flower. Pure white in trusses of 3 or 5 flowers
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  • Evergreen - lance-shaped leaves 9-13cm (3½-5in) long, glaucous and scaly beneath
  • White
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - untidy habit. Produces flowers in trusses of up to 6. Flowers have orange or yellow flare within
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - epiphytic shrub (plant that grows on another plant without obtaining food from it). Can be grown on decaying tree stumps, mimicking its natural situation or in a container with orchid medium
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevils, whiteflies, scale insects, caterpillars, aphids, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
  • Place of origin - eastern Himalayas
  • Flower Shape - Tubular - to funnel-shaped 7-10cm (2¾-4in) long
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - heavily scented
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil - requires coarse medium with sharp drainage
  • Neutral to acid soil - ideally pH 4.5 - 5.5
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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