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RHODODENDRON edgeworthii


 

Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£25.00 each 

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
  • Evergreen - wrinkled, dark-green leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - straggly shrub. Produces trusses of 2 or 3 broadly funnel-shaped flowers 6-15cm (2½-6in) across.
  • 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)
  • Partial shade - light shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. R. bullatum. 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. Foliage resistant to vine weevils.
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevils, whiteflies, scale insects, caterpillars, aphids, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
  • Place of origin - eastern Himalayas. Collected by JD Hooker in Sikkim in 1849.
  • Burncoose Specialities - Rhododendrons -
  • Core Plants - Rhododendron -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Ovate
  • 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 flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving - - ideally pH 4.5-6.0
  • Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil - requires coarse medium with sharp drainage
  • 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
2.5m (8ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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