Pot size 13 cm
Delivery height incl. pot 20-30 cm
The perfect shrub for a shady or evergreen garden. Sappho produces spectacular white flowers each has a deep red blotch in the centre and is...
The perfect shrub for a shady or evergreen garden. Sappho produces spectacular white flowers each has a deep red blotch in the centre and is mottled with red specks from late spring to early summer. The foliage is dark green and glossy.
|Botanical name||Rhododendron Sappho|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Plant spacing hedges||1 per metre|
|Preferred Soil||Peaty soil|
|Full grown height||2 m - 3 m|
|Mature width||125cm - 150cm|
How to take care of Rhododendron Sappho
For best results soak the roots for approx 2 hrs before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. Grown mainly for their beautiful small mass of flowers. Use a humus rich well-drained acidy soil. Can be planted in either sun or shade. Shallow planting is important, so 10-15 cm deep is sufficient. Water in dry weather especially in their first season and apply a thin layer of mulch. The plant needs time to establish themselves so if transplanting, do it in autumn. Remove dead flower heads regularly to encourage new and bushy growth and trim back after flowering. Remember planting too deep can stunt growth!
Acid soil is essential, in Limey soils the leaves will turn yellow.
For additional instructions see product packaging.