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Rhododendron vireya 'White Knight'


Rhododendron vireya 'White Knight'

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 glowing white 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   'White Knight'

Common name
Rhododendron
Hybrid
R. 'Hoo Loo' x R. 'Dr. Hermann Sleumer'

Family name
Ericaceae
Place of origin
South East Asia


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

Soil Type
Prefers acidic / lime-free soil. / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Avoid dry soils / Prefers even soil moisture

Exposure
Prefers a semi-shaded site / Prefers a sheltered site / Will not tolerate any frost.

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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