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Rhododendron 'Madame Van Hecke' (Large Plant)

Evergreen Azalea

Hardy Shrub

This great little Evergreen azalea, is an ideal candidate for container planting on your patio, although is just as effective in a large bed or border amongst other plants. Rhododendron 'Madame Van Hecke' has rich, dark green foliage throughout the year and in late spring it is decorated with lovely, deep red, funnel shaped flowers . This hardy dwarf shrub is easy to grow and care for and will add colour to your garden all year long. Height: 100cm (39”). Spread: 100cm (39”).

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
patio, cottage gardens, low maintenance garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 2 litre potted rhododendron plant

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    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted rhododendron plants

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    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £20.99

Grow Rhododendrons in moist, well drained, acid soil that has been enriched with plenty of well rotted organic matter. Choose a position in semi or dappled shade with shelter from cold drying winds. Many dwarf Rhododendrons can cope with a sunny position provided that the soil remains reliably moist.

Where soil conditions are alkaline, Rhododendron plants are best grown in patio containers, using a mix of ericaceous compost and a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Rhododendrons are surface rooting so it is important to avoid planting them too deeply.

Water Rhododendron plants regularly throughout the growing season. Where possible, use rainwater as the lime contained in tap water will reduce the acidity in the soil over time. Feed Rhododendrons in spring with a slow release fertiliser for acid-loving plants. Protect plants from cold winter winds. Border grown Rhododendrons will appreciate an autumn mulch to protect their shallow roots from winter cold. Take care not to mound the mulch too close to the stem as this may cause it to rot. If necessary, lightly prune Rhododendron plants in June to remove damaged shoots and restrict size.

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