Rhododendron can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple leaves, sometimes with a dense colourful indumentum of hairs on the lower side, and funnel-shaped, bell-shaped or tubular flowers that may be solitary or in short racemes

Details
'Blue Peter' is a bushy evergreen shrub to 3m in height, rather erect in habit, with large mid-green leaves and funnel-shaped violet-blue flowers with frilled petals, paler in the throat, in small trusses in early summer.

Hardiness
H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)

Aspect
North-facing or East-facing or West-facing

Exposure
Sheltered

Moisture
Moist but well-drained

Soil
Loam, Sand, Clay

pH
Acid
 

Size
Ultimate height
2.5-4 metres
Ultimate spread
1.5-2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10-20 years

How to grow
Cultivation
Grow in moist but well-drained, leafy, humus-rich acid soil, best in part shade with shelter but tolerates full sun if soil remains reliably moist; see rhododendron cultivation
Propagation
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer, layering in autumn or grafting in late summer or late winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal

How to care
Pruning
Pruning group 8
Pests
May be attacked by vine weevil, rhododendron leafhopper, pieris lacebug, scale insects, caterpillars and aphids
Diseases
May be affected by various Rhododendron diseases including powdery mildews,rhododendron petal blight, rhododendron bud blast, silver leaf and honey fungus

Info. courtesy of the RHS

Rhododendron Hyb. 'Blue Peter'

£27.00Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ