Rhododendron Hyprid Aurthur Bedford

 

Flower openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across, fragrant, pale mauve tube, darker lobes with a brownish-red blotch.  Leaves oblong-elliptic, thick, up to 6½" long, glossy, dark green with reddish-purple stems. Open, upright habit.

 

Plant in moist acidic well drained soil. Partial shade, Hardy. Provide a winter mulch for added protection.

 

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.