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EvergreenGlossy, dark green leaves 10-12cm (4-5in) long, bronze when young
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightBroadly funnel-shaped flowers to 12.5cm (5in) across with wavy edges. Flowers age to creamy pink
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowR. 'Gold Medal' x 'Olin O. Dobbs'. Shallow planting is essentialPests & DiseasesVine weevil, scale insects, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blastPlace of originNot known
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Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingIdeally pH 4.5-6.0Fertile moist well-drained soilHumus-richNeutral to acid soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
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