Rhododendron Bloombux ('Microhirs3') (PBR)

rhododendron Inkarho group

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2 litre pot £29.99
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Buy Rhododendron Bloombux ('Microhirs3') (PBR) rhododendron Inkarho group: Can be grown as a low hedge

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to acidic soil or ericaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    If you are looking for an alternative to box hedging and would like something that will flower in early summer but will tolerate some shade, then perhaps this rhododendron is just the thing. It takes pruning in its stride, so if you do want to clip it to shape, just give it a trim straight after the early summer flowers have faded. These flowers form in clusters and are a beautiful shade of soft pink. They are also attractive to bees and butterflies. You can grow this compact, evergreen rhododendron along the front of a border, or use it to line a partially shaded pathway. An INKARHO type, it will tolerate soils with a neutral pH and can also be grown in a pot.

  • Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.

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great alternative to box balls

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We're having trouble with box tree caterpillar so are trying alternatives. I bought 3 bloombux last spring for a partly shaded, vaguely japanese-inspired front garden. They were healthy plants on arrival and have established well. Flowered in late spring and the flowers were popular with pollinators. The plants have grown well and have continued to form nice neat blobs so have easily met the brief as box ball alternatives. Also have the bonus of attractive flowers in the palest of pink - much nicer than most azaleas which can be a bit brash. Highly recommended.

Suzannah

Poole, Dorset

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Beautiful , practical plant

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This plant has thrived during stressful conditions this year and has been a pleasure to look at through the seasons

Jinny

Wiltshire

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Rhododendron Bloombux ('Microhirs3') (PBR)

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I planted 2 of these in June 2016. They both have buds but have not bloomed yet. Is there something I need to do to help them bloom? I added a rhododendron food to the soil in October. They get some shade and sun. Thank you for the advice.

Kbespoke

Hello, If the plants are laden with buds, then the only thing you need to do is be patient. Their natural flowering time is around May or June (but may vary a little depending on the weather), so water the plants when they get dry, apply a generous mulch of leaf mould around their bases - and enjoy!

Helen

How is this in windy situation? It's a courtyard garden but has occasional blasts of wind. To be grown as a container plant in a partially shared area with these windy days sometimes.

Janet

Hello, These are generally pretty tough, so the occasional windy day should not cause any harm - provided it is not gale-force!

Helen

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