Hybrid rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Lord Roberts'

Hybrid rhododendron - Rhododendron  'Lord Roberts'

Common Name: Hybrid rhododendron
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: 'Lord Roberts'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average

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

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June

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

Small trusses of dark-crimson funnel-shaped flowers with a black flare in early summer and dark green leaves retained all year. This robust late-flowering hybrid rhododendron is ideal for a shrub border or woodland-edge with humus-rich acid soil. Avoid planting too deeply and incorporate leaf mould or composted pine needles into the planting hole.

  • 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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