Dwarf Rhododendron: Whispering Rose

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Dwarf Rhododendron Whispering Rose is an incredibly attractive shrub with cherry red bell-shaped flowers which emerge in early springtime. An interesting feature about this species of Rhododendron is that its rounded dark leaves create a neat and compact shape – making them perfect for traditional planters or troughs. The plant is particularly easy to grow and requires very little tending to, apart from a little deadheading after the plant has flourished over the spring weeks. The leaves of the pretty flower also transform from a luxurious bronze colour as young foliage, into the deep rich green coloured leaf that the plant is so recognized for. Dwarf Rhododendron Whispering Rose grows best in dappled shade. The compact bushy variety likes to grow in an acidic soil which is kept moist. Fill a tired old rockery with Whispering Rose and enjoy its eye catching cherry-red hue which can be admired just as much from a distance, as it can up close.

When will your plant flower

Spring

Establishing your plant

Water well for a few weeks until your plant is established

How big will your plant grow

75cm (30in) High x 60cm (24in) Width

Where should you place the plant in your garden

Partial shade

Will the plant last over the winter

Your plant is fully hardy given the correct growing conditions. If the plant is sat in wet soil over the winter months outdoors it is unlikely to survive so it is recommended by Grow Your Ideas that your soil is well drained.

Plant supplied in 9cm Pot

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