Rhododendron Hybrid Taurus


Rhododendron Hybrid Taurus. Broadleaf evergreen Hybrid, 6 ft (1.8 m), upright, vigorous. Produces Beautiful Red buds, leaves are a forest green, pointed, about 18 cm long. Flowers are a glowing red colour with black speckling on upper petal, around 16 per ball-shaped clusters (trusses). Ideal for border plantings.


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.