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Rhododendron vireya 'Captain Scarlet'


Rhododendron vireya 'Captain Scarlet'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
These tropical shrubs are semi-epiphytic, perching high in tree tops in the forests of South East Asia. Glossy lush mid-green foliage. Strongly growing shrub. Large trusses of orange red lightly scented flowers. Flowers well when young. Flowering twice a year, autumn/winter and spring/summer. Prefers a warm semi-shaded site, protected from frost. Removing dead flowers encourages repeat flowering. Great for containers, performs best with restricted root growth.

 
Genus
Rhododendron
Species   vireya
Cultivar   'Captain Scarlet'

Common name
Rhododendron
Hybrid
'Salmon Sensation' x javanicum

Family name
Ericaceae
Place of origin
South East Asia


DETAILS
Height
1.2 m
Width
1 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Needs well drained soil / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Prefers even soil moisture

Exposure
Prefers a semi-shaded site / Prefers a sheltered site / Will tolerate light frost only

Paradise / Sanctuary / Texture / Whimsical

Shrubs

Category
Small, height between 1 and 1.5 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 4 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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