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Rhododendron Percy Wiseman

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Yakushimanum Rhododendron

Perfect for growing in a container or pot

A popular variety covered in large striking peachy-cream flowers with a yellow centres. It flowers in late May and early June. The flowers emerge from crimson red buds and gradually change to beautiful shades of pink and white.

Where?

Happy in part shade and ideal for growing at the front of a border or in a woodland style setting. 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.

Rhododendron Percy Wiseman was introduced by the well-known Waterer, Sons and Crisp. Named after Percy Wiseman who bred many yakushimanum hybrids.

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 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 65 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, 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, Flower border and beds, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From September to June