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Rhododendron Ginny Gee

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Dwarf Rhododendron

Perfect for a smaller garden

A great compact variety with dense evergreen glossy leaves. Each spring bell shaped light pink flowers emerge from bright rose pink buds. As they mature the flowers fade to pale pink and are flushed with white. Once established the flowers can hide the leaves completely.

Where?

Happy in sun or part shade and ideal for growing at the front of a border, in a woodland style setting or rock garden. A good choice for a patio container.

How?

An acid loving plant that needs a lime-free soil, or create a raised bed and fill with ericaceous compost specially formulated for acid loving plants. If planting in a container use ericaceous compost. Remove faded flowers to keep tidy.

Bred in America by Warren Berg and named after Virginia Schannen.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Rhododendron
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available September - June
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. If planting in a bed or border test the soil to establish its pH. If the soil is too alkali it is best to grow your plant in a container. In either case prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig ericaceous compost into the base of the hole, if planting in a container use ericaceous compost to fill the pot. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Rock garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From September to June