Rhododendron 'Scarlet Wonder'

Rhododendron - Rhododendron  'Scarlet Wonder'

Common Name: Rhododendron
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: 'Scarlet Wonder'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

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

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 wonderful wavy-edged, bright lipstick-red funnel-shaped flowers in mid-spring and small dark green leaves retained all year. This compact semi-dwarf rhododendron is perfect for a rock garden or raised bed with humus-rich acid soil. Avoid planting it too deeply and incorporate leaf mould in 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.
  • Goes well with: Amelanchier lamarckii, Pieris japonica 'Prelude', Enkianthus campanulatus, Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora, Hamamelis mollis, Galanthus nivalis.

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