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Rhododendron oreodoxa - 'Fargesii'

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Rhododendron oreodoxa - Cultivation Notes

This popular evergreen shrub requires an acidic well drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Ideal for planting in part shade and woodland, Rhodos don’t like pruning. Mulch occasionally and prune to shape only.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Rhododendron oreodoxa:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Rhododendron oreodoxa

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Rhododendron oreodoxa:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location
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Common Missspellings: Rododendron, Rodadendron, Rhodadendron, Rodendendron

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