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RHODODENDRON hippophaeoides



Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£22.50 each
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  • Evergreen - scaly, grey-green leaves 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - lilac rose
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 75cm (30in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - semi-dwarf rhododendron. Upright, leafy shrub. Produces trusses of 6-8 funnel-shaped flowers 0.5-2.5cm (¼-1in) long.
  • 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 - prefers full sun. Shelter from strong winds
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - shallow planting is essential. Tolerant of more alkaline soil
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevils, scale insects, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast
  • Place of origin - southwestern China
  • Burncoose Specialities - Rhododendrons -
  • 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
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage - - aromatic foliage
  • 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
  • Wet or boggy soil - tolerates semi-boggy sites
  • 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
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  75cm (30in)
 

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