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RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'


RHODODENDRON loderi 'King George'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£22.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £20.00 each
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
also Large £40.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
  • Evergreen
    Large leaves 15-45cm (6-18in) long.
  • White
    Soft pink in bud, opening white, with subtle green markings in the throat.
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Large shrub of open habit. Produces huge trusses of lily-like, funnel-shaped flowers 9-11cm (3½-4½in) long
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - shallow planting is essential. A group from R. fortunei x R. griffithianum, generally considered to be the finest hybrid rhododendron. A good woodland subject.
  • Pests & Diseases
    vine weevils, scale insects, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bud blast.
  • Place of origin
    garden origin. UK. 1920. Sir Edmund Loder, Horsham, Sussex
  • Core Plants
    Rhododendron
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate 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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers - richly scented
  • 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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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
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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