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Rhododendron

 

Rhododendron

Rhododendron is a genus of more than 1,000 species. These plants tend to be grown for their magnificent flowers that come into full bloom in spring time. A note of caution that some types of Rhododendron are seen as pest because they out compete native plants and can spread quite rapidly. They definitely prefer acidic soils so make sure you adjust the soil accordingly.

 
plant Features
  • Rhododendron likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Rhododendron likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rhododendron is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Rhododendron likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Rhododendron

Latin name

Rhododendron

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Ericaceae

ph

4.5 - 6.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rhododendron likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Rhododendron is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Rhododendron likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Rhododendron likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rhododendron is 5.00meters x 10.00meters 5.00 M 10.00 M

Rhododendron

Rhododendron is a genus of more than 1,000 species. These plants tend to be grown for their magnificent flowers that come into full bloom in spring time. A note of caution that some types of Rhododendron are seen as pest because they out compete native plants and can spread quite rapidly. They definitely prefer acidic soils so make sure you adjust the soil accordingly.


Flowering

From Late Winter TO Late Spring

Most varieties bloom in Spring, Some varieties bloom later through the year. The earliest is R. mucronulatum which flowers in mid Winter and among the latest is R. auriculatum which will come into flower in mid to late Summer.

 

Planting

From Late Summer TO Late Autumn

Best planted towards the very end of summer and autumn. If the soil is not acidic dig in plenty composted leaves or bark. Ericaceous compost is acidic. They do best in sheltered, semi-shaded positions but many species with small scaly leaves will thrive in full sun provided they do not dry out. Larger leaved varieties require more shade and shelter from wind.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14 cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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