Rhododendron 'Lord Roberts'
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June
- Flower colour: red
- Other features: evergreen
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Small trusses of dark-crimson, funnel-shaped flowers with a black flare in early summer and dark green leaves, retained all year. This robust, late-flowering, hybrid rhododendron is ideal for a shrub border or woodland-edge with humus-rich, acid soil. Avoid planting too deeply and incorporate leaf mould or composted pine needles into the planting hole.
- Garden care: Avoid planting too deeply. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.
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