Rhododendron Hybrid Pinguin

 

Pinguin cold tolerant Beautiful contrasting flowers which are light violet with conspicuous deep burgundy red, almost black blotch. They are quite large: 7-9 cm wide and come out from end May until early June. Attractive leaves are deep green and glossy. Height 1-1.5m, Width 1-1.5m.

 

Plant in moist acidic well drained soil. Full sun, 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.