Rhododendron Dwarf Whispering Rose

 

Rhododendron Whispering Rose. An evergreen hybrid with a bushy, rounded growth habit. Beautiful trusses of bell shaped rose-pink to cherry-red flowers produced in abundance. Attractive bronzy young foliage. Max Height 80cm. Max Spread 80cm. Makes a highly attractive border specimen. Flowers May to June.

 

 

Plant in moist acidic well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.

 

Dead head and do necessary pruning after flowering. Provide a winter mulch.

 

General Rhododendron Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot, if the Rhododendron is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Rhododendron and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Rhododendron is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.