Rhododendron

Rhododendron is a stone cold classic, which continues to astound all the same. If you are planning to give your garden or terrace a colour boost, then this is just the plant for the job. Plus, its white, yellow, orange, pink, red and purple incarnations also make it easy to mix things up. Most variants have green foliage, but there are also variants that come with a decorative variegate foliage.

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Rhododendrons stand out courtesy of their colourful and exuberant bloom as well as by the many different variants that are available. Go for a hybrid, dwarf, yakushimanum variant or a rhododendron on a stem. Each variant has plenty of character of its own, but they all have two things in common: stylish foliage and a distinctive bloom.

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Rhododendron

Rhododendron is a stone cold classic, which continues to astound all the same. If you are planning to give your garden or terrace a colour boost, then this is just the plant for the job. Plus, its white, yellow, orange, pink, red and purple incarnations also make it easy to mix things up. Most variants have green foliage, but there are also variants that come with a decorative variegate foliage.

Rhododendrons stand out courtesy of their colourful and exuberant bloom as well as by the many different variants that are available. Go for a hybrid, dwarf, yakushimanum variant or a rhododendron on a stem. Each variant has plenty of character of its own, but they all have two things in common: stylish foliage and a distinctive bloom.

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Different types

If you are looking to pick and mix to your heart’s content or simply combine various plants, then the range of Rhododendron variants is perfectly suited to the job. Take your pick from our hybrid species, a dwarf variant, a yakushimanum Rhododendron or a plant on a stem. Where the two latter species are more compact and tend to grow more slowly, this does not apply to the hybrid variety. The latter does better when exposed to the sun, and flowers just as exuberantly. 

Winter and summer

Rhododendron flowers from April to June. The flowering period depends on the species and may consequently differ. In other words, the plant does not flower throughout the entire summer. As Rhododendron retains its foliage during the winter months, you still get to enjoy evergreen throughout the coldest time of year.

Perennial

The plant has ‘eternal life’. Properly looked after, a Rhododendron will allow you to enjoy its intense flowering colours year after year. 

Garden or terrace plant

Rhododendron stands out to best effect in a flowering garden or on a terrace. Whichever type of garden you have, there is a variant for you. 

Four care and maintenance tips

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Light

Depending on the variant, Rhododendrons grow and develop best in a sunny/semi-shaded spot. The plant also thrives close to other scrubs and trees.

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Soil

This family of plants does not like calcareous soil. Rhododendrons are better served by a sooner acidic soil (pH from 4 to 6). Ideally, we advise going for a mix of turf and spruce soil.

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Water

As applies to many other plant species, overdoing it is never a good idea. Rhododendron needs sufficient water. To ensure optimum growth, avoid waterlogged roots.

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Pruning

Prune the rhododendron shortly after flowering in May/June. Cut away flower remains without damaging the new buds. Formative pruning can be done by pruning back some branches, but do not do this every year.

Rhododendron

Rhododendron is a stone cold classic, which continues to astound all the same. If you are planning to give your garden or terrace a colour boost, then this is just the plant for the job. Plus, its white, yellow, orange, pink, red and purple incarnations also make it easy to mix things up. Most variants have green foliage, but there are also variants that come with a decorative variegate foliage.

Rhododendrons stand out courtesy of their colourful and exuberant bloom as well as by the many different variants that are available. Go for a hybrid, dwarf, yakushimanum variant or a rhododendron on a stem. Each variant has plenty of character of its own, but they all have two things in common: stylish foliage and a distinctive bloom.

4 voordelen van Rhododendron

Different types

If you are looking to pick and mix to your heart’s content or simply combine various plants, then the range of Rhododendron variants is perfectly suited to the job. Take your pick from our hybrid species, a dwarf variant, a yakushimanum Rhododendron or a plant on a stem. Where the two latter species are more compact and tend to grow more slowly, this does not apply to the hybrid variety. The latter does better when exposed to the sun, and flowers just as exuberantly. 

Winter and summer

Rhododendron flowers from April to June. The flowering period depends on the species and may consequently differ. In other words, the plant does not flower throughout the entire summer. As Rhododendron retains its foliage during the winter months, you still get to enjoy evergreen throughout the coldest time of year.

Perennial

The plant has ‘eternal life’. Properly looked after, a Rhododendron will allow you to enjoy its intense flowering colours year after year. 

Garden or terrace plant

Rhododendron stands out to best effect in a flowering garden or on a terrace. Whichever type of garden you have, there is a variant for you. 

Four care and maintenance tips

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Light

Depending on the variant, Rhododendrons grow and develop best in a sunny/semi-shaded spot. The plant also thrives close to other scrubs and trees.

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Soil

This family of plants does not like calcareous soil. Rhododendrons are better served by a sooner acidic soil (pH from 4 to 6). Ideally, we advise going for a mix of turf and spruce soil.

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Water

As applies to many other plant species, overdoing it is never a good idea. Rhododendron needs sufficient water. To ensure optimum growth, avoid waterlogged roots.

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Pruning

Prune the rhododendron shortly after flowering in May/June. Cut away flower remains without damaging the new buds. Formative pruning can be done by pruning back some branches, but do not do this every year.