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Rhododendron Linda

Compact form ideal for planting in a container

A superb, compact dwarf rhododendron with oval mid-green, evergreen leaves. It grows to form a domed shrub. In spring large clusters of open, bell shaped rose-pink flowers open from darker pink buds. Free flowering, reliable and an excellent choice for a small garden.

Where?

Plant in sun or shade in beds and borders or grow it in a large pot. Perfect under the shade of deciduous trees with ferns and hostas.

How?

Well drained but most neutral to acid soil. If growing in a pot use ericaceous, lime free growing medium. Water regularly in dry spells. Remove flowers when blooms have faded. 

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available September - June
Season of interest Spring
Flowering May - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 25 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 30 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 40 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Acid, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, City garden

Typically available

From September to June