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Rhododendron vireya 'Dawn Chorus'


Rhododendron vireya 'Dawn Chorus'

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. New growth has a distinctive red flush. Compact and semi-spreading habit. Pink lobed flowers shading to a creamy yellow throat, delicate tonings. 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   'Dawn Chorus'

Common name
Rhododendron

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
Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Prefers even soil moisture / Soil must be well drained

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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