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How to Grow Rhododendron


Rhododendron

Position – Full sun or part shade

Soil – Moist but well-drained

Flowering Period –Spring

Hardiness –  Hardy to Fully Hardy (depending on variety)

  Where to plant

Where to plant Rhododendron

 

Rhododendron are best planted in a moist but well-drained soil or loam or sand within an acidic PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of full sun or part shade. Rhododendron are well suited to flower beds and borders within courtyard, cottage and informal garden settings.

Find out more about soil types and how to determine your soil type by clicking here



 
  How to plant

How to plant Rhododendron

 

Planting should be undertaken in October or March where plenty or organic matter such as leaf mould should be applied and mixed in well to the native soil. Dig a hole as deep and twice as wide as the root ball, applying a generous layer of chipped bark to keep the soil cool and moist. Water thoroughly and deeply after planting.




    How to care for

How to care for Rhododendron

 

Rhododendron should be watered when the soil surface becomes dry and water thoroughly during periods of drought. In spring, feed with an ericaceous fertiliser. Rhododendron do not need pruning, although it is beneficial to remove dead wood or spent flowers.




  How to propagate

How to propagate Rhododendron

 

It is possible to propagate Rhododendron by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer, layering in autumn or by grafting in late summer or late winter.

You can find more information on how to propagate plants by clicking here

 

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