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Rhododendron 'Bashful' Yakushimanum Hybrid

Evergreen Rhododendron

Hardy

What is Hardy ?

Perfect for containers and small gardens

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hybrid with superb health

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Rhododendron ‘Bashful’ is an RHS award-winning variety that forms a spreading shrub with narrow, red-tinged dark green leaves. Deep rose-pink buds open to light rose-pink flowers fading with age to near white. The upper petal of each flower has dense maroon spotting.

This superb Yakushimanum hybrid is perfect for small gardens with lime-free soil and for container planting in small growing spaces such as courtyards and terraces.

Yakushimanum Rhododendrons are fully hardy, tolerate full sun, have a usefully rounded, compact habit and are slow-growing, remaining small for years. Despite their small proportions, they are reliably floriferous, sporting large, showy flowers. They are also renowned for their good health - an advantage that is partly due to the silvery hairs that cover the foliage, providing a barrier against pests and diseases. All of this has made Yakushimanum rhododendrons extremely desirable.

This gorgeous Rhododendron injects glamour into shady corners of the garden or areas around the house. It is compact enough for a large container or planted into a small garden border in lime-free soil. Its dense evergreen foliage provides a presence throughout the year whilst its luminous, showy blooms deliver spring impact, illuminating areas in sun or shade. Long-lived, it provides colour from May to June for decades with little to no maintenance required. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 60cm (2ft). Spread: 120 (4ft).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 60cm (2ft)
Spread Up to 120cm (4ft)

Hardy

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months
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1 x 7 Litre Potted Plant (KC3372)

Grow Rhododendrons in moist, well drained, acid soil that has been enriched with plenty of well rotted organic matter. Choose a position in semi or dappled shade with shelter from cold drying winds. Many dwarf Rhododendrons can cope with a sunny position provided that the soil remains reliably moist. Where soil conditions are alkaline, Rhododendron plants are best grown in patio containers, using a mix of ericaceous compost and a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Rhododendrons are surface rooting so it is important to avoid planting them too deeply.
Water Rhododendron plants regularly throughout the growing season. Where possible, use rainwater as the lime contained in tap water will reduce the acidity in the soil over time. Feed Rhododendrons in spring with a slow release fertiliser for acid-loving plants. Protect plants from cold winter winds. Border grown Rhododendrons will appreciate an autumn mulch to protect their shallow roots from winter cold. Take care not to mound the mulch too close to the stem as this may cause it to rot. If necessary, lightly prune Rhododendron plants in June to remove damaged shoots and restrict size.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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