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Rhododendron Ramapo

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Dwarf Rhododendron

Perfect for a smaller garden

A very compact, densly-growing shrub with attractive aromatic blue-green leaves. It has striking violet-blue flowers in April.

Where?

This dwarf rhododendron is ideal in a container, planted at the front of a border, or on a slope and looks great in cottage and informal gardens. It can be located in a sheltered spot, in full sun or partial shade. Protect the flowers from frost damage.

How?

This plant loves any type of soil that is acidic, so for best results use a good amount of ericaceous compost when planting.

Rhododendron Ramapo was bred in America by G G Nearing and has won The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

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 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

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, Rock garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From September to June