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RHODODENDRON edgeworthii


£25.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2019
  • Evergreen - elliptic to ovate, 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 - 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 - 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.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich. Requires very sharp drainage.
  • Neutral to acid soil - ideally pH 4.5 - 5.5
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
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2.5m (8ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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