Rhododendron Dopey

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A compact upright Rhododendron producing rounded trusses of deep red flowers in spring which last well then bleach towards the margins as they age. Prefers a loose, open, acidic soil with plenty of organic matter added to retain moisture. Mulch regularly. Part-shade. Evergreen. Hardy.
Plant Care: 
Plant in a moist but free draining soil which is slightly acidic. Mulch with acidic mulch in autumn and spring, mulch such as chopped conifer needles is ideal. Feed once a year with a Rhododendron food. Dead head spent flower heads to promote better flowering in the next season. Watch for thrips and leaf roller caterpillar.

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