Rhododendron Nova Zembla Established Plants 7.5 Litre pot: Nova Zembla producng vivid red flowers in late spring to early summer, this beautiful relatively large growing, upto 180cm, Nova Zembla is well known for the masses of red flowers it produces it is an extremely hardy and tough variety that can withstand the worse of the uk winter weather. Best planted in light shade but will tolerate full sun, although this is not reccommened in south facing gardens in southern areas of the country. Rhododendron are an easily maintained plant that require no pruning. Rhododendron are lime hating plants, lime soil stunts growth and prevents flowering. To ensure a good growing and flowering plant only plant in acid soil or ericaceous compost in light dappled shade.
What to expect: Our Rhododendrons are all very well established plants in 7.5 litre pots, depending on the time of year purchased your plants may arrive in flower or with buds, they will have a height excluding the pot of 50-60cm regardless of the time of year purchased.
Always ensure Rhododendron are planted in acid soil, they will not do well in lime soil. To keep acid levels high try adding sulphate of iron to the planting area this will keep acid levels high. For pot planting ericaceous compost only. Not always possibe but in hard water areas of the UK try watering usuing recycled rainwater. Extremely hardy to -10 and beyond these plants require winter protection in the coldest areas only. When planting do not plant to deep Rhododendron are classed as surface rooting plants so ideally plant with the roots just covered.