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RHODODENDRON calostrotum 'Gigha'

RHODODENDRON SPECIES

Dwarf evergreen with dense, brown scales beneath leaves. Rose-purple flowers
Further Reading....
  • 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

RHODODENDRON calostrotum 'Gigha'

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£24.00 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £21.50 each
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
  • 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
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Rockery (inc alpine)
    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
    (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
    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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