Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Snipe'

Rhododendron - Rhododendron  'Snipe'

Common Name: Rhododendron
Genus: Rhododendron
Cultivar: 'Snipe'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, White
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

Treasured trusses of lavender-tinted, pale pink to white funnel-shaped flowers in mid-spring and small pale green leaves retained all year. This elegant dwarf rhododendron copes well with sun and drought. Dense and compact in habit, it's perfect for a rock garden or raised bed with humus-rich acid soil.
  • 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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