Dwarf rhododendron

Rhododendron Blue Diamond Group

Dwarf rhododendron - Rhododendron  Blue Diamond Group

Common Name: Dwarf rhododendron
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: Blue Diamond Group

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Masses of funnel shaped bluish-purple flowers in mid and late spring fading to pale lavender-blue and small dark green leaves retained all year. This attractive evergreen rhododendron is perfect for a raised bed with humus-rich acid soil. Renowned for its fine foliage and compact habit it does best in full sun.

  • Garden care: Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.

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