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RHODODENDRON calostrotum 'Gigha'

RHODODENDRON SPECIES

Dwarf evergreen with dense, brown scales beneath leaves. Rose-purple flowers
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£22.50 each
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Any 3+ £20.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
  • Evergreen - silver-grey leaves 1-3cm (½-1¼in) long
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - rose purple
  • Height - 40cm (16in)
  • Spread - 40cm (16in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - compact shrub producing solitary or pairs of saucer-shaped flowers 2-4cm (¾-1½in) across with red spotting
  • 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 - will tolerate full sun where soils remains moist
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - shallow planting is essential.
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevil, scale insects, powdery mildew, bud blast, honey fungus
  • Place of origin - northeastern India, Tibet, western China
  • Burncoose Specialities - Rhododendrons -
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine) -
  • Suitable for small gardens - Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver - - silver-grey
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Obovate - see photos above
  • Orbicular
  • 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 - Spring -
  • 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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40cm (16in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  40cm (16in)
 

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