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Rhododendron in gardening tips for planting, care, fertilization, cutting
Rhododendron in the garden can be transformed into spring with an abundance of flowers hearts of gardeners. Rhododendrons are compelling, not only through their beautiful flowers, but they can be used as a cover of confidentiality as design elements and groups. Variety of small size can be planted in pots. In early May begins colorful show - ranging from white to pink to yellow, shades of blue and purple. However, flowering shrubs have special needs which we will explain in more detail.
Rhododendron Garden - choosing the right place
In autumn (September - late October) or spring (between early March and late April) Rhododendron should be planted in the garden planting hole should be about three times as wide and twice as deep. Mound. The shrub needs a site in partial shade, where they quickly dry out. This is not a free lawn, or the southern slope, but better under large shade trees. The neighbors are good species of trees such as oak, yew, cherry, magnolia and laburnum. Birch, chestnut, beech, maple, linden and willow are less or not at all.
Keep in the right rhododendron garden
For soils rich in humus and rhododendron acid with a pH between 4.5 and 5.5 is optimal. If the soil does not provide these conditions in your garden, you can optimize the acidity of special rhododendron fertilizers or choose a different variety as Inkarho Rhododendron. These woody plants have long-term care needs. Only during the period of flowering and leaves, they should be well supplied with water. A layer of 3-5 cm height mulch retains soil moisture. The best rhododendrons bloom in a shade scattered, but some hybrids as yakushimanum fit well in a sunny position.
Rhododendron can not get the nutrients deeper layers of the soil, because its roots are poorly developed. Therefore, it must be regularly fed with sufficient fertilizer. The best is to start mid-April and the end of June, following, however.
Rhododendron shrubs may be too large and lush over the years, so it should be radically reduced. But this is not possible at any time - better late winter or early spring.
Yellow variety of rhododendron