RHODODENDRON fortunei subsp. discolor


RHODODENDRON fortunei subsp. discolor

 
  • Evergreen
    leaves 8-18cm (3-7in) long, matt, dark green above, paler beneath.
  • White
    Or pinkish flowers
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree with open habit. Produces trusses of 8-10 funnel- to bell-shaped flowers in early and midsummer
  • 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)
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - shallow planting is essential.
  • Pests & Diseases
    vine weevils, whiteflies, scale insects, caterpillars, aphids, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast
  • Place of origin
    China
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Rhododendrons
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Oblong
  • 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
    Summer
  • 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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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
  3m (10ft)
 

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