Rhododendron Hybrid Lees Dark Purple

 

Compactly branched evergreen with a broad, mound-forming growth habit. It bears showy, violet-purple flowers which erupt from dark purple buds in late May and early June. The flowers are produced in dense trusses and are enhanced by attractive, brown blotches. It is a moderate grower which makes an ideal background shrub. It is also large enough to be used as a privacy screen or for growing as a hedge to block undesirable views. Height 1.5m to 2m Spread 2m to 3m.

 

 

Plant in moist acidic well drained soil. Full sun / Partial shade, hardy. Provide a deep 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.