Rhododendron Hybrid Wilgens Ruby

 

Rhododendron Hybrid Wilgens Ruby. Bushy rounded evergreen with beautiful trusses of funnel shaped deep red flowers with darker markings produced in abundance. Makes for an attractive border colour. Max Height 2m. Max Spread 2m. 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.