Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'

hybrid rhododendron

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil:moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil or ericaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Rounded trusses of deep red, funnel-shaped flowers in mid and late spring with attractive dark green leaves, retained all year. This vigorous, large flowered rhododendron copes well with extremes of temperatures. Ideal for a well-drained border with humus-rich, acid soil, each of the lavish flowers has a distinctive violet-brown mark in the centre.

  • 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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    By Gerry

    from Stafford

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
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      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Patio

      Comments about Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla':

      This Rhododendron was bought as a present for my wife, as this variety blooms in April to coincide with her birthday. It now lives in a large pot at the front of the house waiting for the spring sunshine. It hasn't flowered yet as 2017 will be its first spring with us. The plant arrived very well packaged and in very promptly. Crocus are the best plant retailer I have yet found in the web.

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      Bud blast

      Bud blast

      Dried up buds fail to open then turn hard and brown. They are covered lots of tiny black bristly growths, which are full of spores. The plant is healthy in all other respects. The plants most commonly affected include rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.

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      Bud drop

      Bud drop

      Buds form, sometimes to their full size and then drop off with no apparent reason. A period of dry weather while the buds are forming usually causes this. Camellia and rhododendrons are more susceptible and a few days of drought at the end of the summer c

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      Rhododendron bud blast

      Many rhododendrons buds fail to open although they remain on the bush. Later in spring they are covered in lots of tiny black bristly growths and the plant is usually healthy in all other respects. The cause is a fungus thought to be spread by the rhodode

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