Rhododendron 'Lord Roberts'

hybrid rhododendron

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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June
  • 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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  • Attractive
  • Hardy

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    Comments about Rhododendron 'Lord Roberts':

    Excellent quality plant now budding up for next spring well.

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      When is the right time to plant.
      Asked on 19/2/2017 by golferdog from benfleet essex

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        Hello,

        As this is a fully hardy pot grwon plant it can be planted at any time of the year, provided the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. Extra care will need to be taken if planting while it is in flower, and if planting during the warmer months, you will need to make sure it is kept really well watered.

        We have made a video about when to plant which you may find helpful - please click on the following link to go straight to it.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEkSggFJMdE

        Answered on 24/2/2017 by Helen from crocus
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