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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 -
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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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