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RHODODENDRON 'Koichiro Wada'

RHODODENDRON HYBRIDS

The Rhododendron Society members voted this as their most popular choice of rhododendron at the 2016 centenary. It is the best form of R.yakushimanum with pink buds opening apple-blossom pink and then white
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  • Evergreen - silvery young foliage becoming dark green with age with a thick fawn tomentum beneath
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - opening apple blossom pink
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - compact, dome-shaped shrub
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Partial shade - dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Burncoose speciality - See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevils, scale insects, powdery mildew, bud blast, honey fungus
  • Place of origin - Japan. Garden origin. 1930s. Koichiro Wada, Nurseryman
  • Burncoose specialities - Rhododendrons
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving - ideally pH4.5-6.5
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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