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Damhead Nursery
Damhead Farm
Lothianburn
Midlothian
EH10 7DZ

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
'Gomer Waterer' is a dense evergreen shrub to 2m tall, with leathery, dark green leaves and rounded trusses of fragrant, funnel-shaped white flowers, 8cm wide, tinged mauve-pink around the edges, and blotched with greenish-yellow in late spring and early summer

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

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

Exposure
Sheltered

Moisture
Moist but well-drained

Soil
Sand, Loam, Clay

pH
Acid
 

Size
Ultimate height
1.5-2.5 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 in part shade with shelter; sun, heat and wind tolerant 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 City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

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. 'Gomer Waterer'

£27.00Price
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