• Evergreen
    leaves 1-3cm (½-1¼in) long, scaly and glaucous above with dense brown scales beneath
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height
    75cm (30in)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Compact shrub. Produces numerous single or pairs of saucer-shaped flowers 2-4cm (¾-1½in) across, often with purple spots on the upper lobes
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Tolerates full sun if kept moist
  • Partial shade

RHODODENDRON calostrotum subsp. riparium Nitens

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Shallow planting is essential.
    Pests & Diseases
    Vine weevils, scale insects, powdery mildew, bud blast, honey fungus
    Place of origin
    Northeastern India, Tibet, western China
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Rhododendrons
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
    Orbicular
    (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
  • 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
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
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
75cm (30in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  90cm (36in)
 

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