Rhododendron Hybrids in Varieties C10 60/CM

Rhododendron Hybrids in Varieties C10 60/CM

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Rhododendrons are the perfect spring-flowering shrub for brightening up shady gardens. They are native to woodlands, so they prefer dappled sunshine and manage well in shade. In your garden, a sunny spot that gets some shade during the day, ideally through the morning is perfect. Rhodos are also most content in a location that has some wind protection. 

Our collection of Rhododendron’s are very easy to grow, once they're grown in acidic soil or ericaceous compost. Rhododendrons are best known for their beautiful clusters of large, showy tubular flowers, a great source of nectar for bees every year. The flowers grow above an impressive structure of spirally arranged large, shiny evergreen leaves. Rhododendrons look great in informal planting schemes and woodland gardens. They flower from March to May.   

Rhododendrons are as spectacular as a single shrub or massed together, or mixed in amongst other shrubs. They are also a super option for planting in pots and containers. 

If you are thinking of growing Rhododendrons, but unsure of your soil type, you can buy a soil kit to test the pH level of your soil, a level below pH 7 is acid soil. Alternatively, you can check out your neighbours garden and see what’s growing there. If there are Rhododendrons and Azaleas in the area, the chances are your soil will be similarly suitable too! However, if you do love Rhododendrons and your soil pH is unsuitable, you do still have the alternative option of adding ericaceous compost or planting them in pots and containers for early season colour! 

Characteristics: 

  • Type: Evergreen shrub
  • Preferred location: Dappled sunlight, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
  • Soil: Acid soil
  • Max Height & Spread:Variable
  • Season of interest: March – May, evergreen year round
  • Garden Uses: Beds and borders, patio and containers, wall-side borders
  • Garden Style: City and courtyard, coastal garden, woodland garden, cottage and informal garden
  • Garden care: Prune away any unwanted growth in May and feed with ericaceous plant food after flowering period