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Rhododendron 'Hybrid Purple'

Evergreen Rhododendron

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Big, deep purple blooms

Dense, evergreen foliage

Ideal for acid borders

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Big clusters of deep purple blooms with speckled throats stand out beautifully against a backdrop of leathery, dark green foliage. Rhododendron ‘Hybrid Purple’ forms a large, dense shrub that provides an evergreen presence throughout the year. Its luminous, showy blooms deliver late spring impact, lighting up shady corners in acid borders. Long-lived, it provides colour from May to June for decades with little to no maintenance required. Excellent as a focal shrub, informal hedge or screen. Height and spread: 180cm (70in).

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 180cm (70in)
Spread Up to 180cm (70in)

Hardy Shrub

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1 x 10 Litre Potted Plant (KC8284)

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.

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