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Rhododendron 'XXL'

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Exciting new hybrid

More than 10 years in the making

Rare and stunning bicolored blooms

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The result of over 10 years of specialist breeding, this exciting new hybrid rhododendron boasts stunning and rare bicolored flowers. The large blooms are held in showy clusters; each trumpet-shaped flower white at the centre with a striking and vivid hot pink frilly edging. Lasting for around a week longer than other varieties, the robust flowers are borne on a dense, vigorous plant. This acid-loving hardy evergreen shrub thrives in a shady spot, where it will light up your late spring garden. Ultimate height and spread: 150-175cm (59-69in).

Height Up to 175cm (69in)
Spread Up to 175cm (69in)

Hardy Shrub

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1 x 7 Litre Potted Plant (KC3351)
1 x 19cm Potted Plant (KF1845)
2 x 19cm Potted Plants (KF1846)

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.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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