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Rhododendron 'Blue Tit'

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Why We Love It

The neat little 'Blue Tit' brings a splash of summer colour to the garden with its beautiful blooms.

This May-flowering shrub is one of the smallest rhododendrons reaching a height and spread of approximately one metre.

It will flourish in a container as well as in the ground adding a blue hue to your balcony or patio.

Like other rhododendrons 'Blue Tit' needs acidic soil to thrive and produce those clusters of vivid flowers.

It likes sun or partial sun but avoid spots that get bright rays early in the morning.

Because of its compact size it makes the perfect plant for a smaller border where its delicate evergreen leaves will look lovely all year.

The decorative pot is sold separately.

Find the perfect base for any style of planting explore our full range of pots here.

How to Plant

'Blue Tit' must be planted in moist, acidic soil, so if yours is alkaline, grow your rhododendron in a pot with ericaceous compost. This neat variety is perfect in a large pot placed in a sheltered spot.

Into the Ground

If you're planting into the ground, you'll need a spade, ericaceous compost and an acidic mulch, such as bark.

  1. Prepare by digging in the compost and mixing it well with the soil.
  2. Dig a hole that's twice the size of the plant's rootball.
  3. Gently tease out the plant's roots and soak the rootball.
  4. Pop the plant in the hole, backfilling with soil and compost.
  5. Water well.
  6. Add mulch.
  7. Give it ericaceous feed in the spring and summer.

Into a Pot

This dwarf rhododendron thrives in a container. It prefers a sheltered, partially sunny spot. You'll need a spade, a large pot with a drainage hole, ericaceous compost and an acidic mulch like bark.

  1. Prepare the pot by creating a drainage layer
  2. Add a small amount of compost.
  3. Gently tease out the roots from the rootball, and give it a good soaking.
  4. Pop the plant into the pot and fill it with compost.
  5. Water well
  6. Mulch the top.
  7. Treat your plant to some ericaceous feed in both spring and summer.

Product Specifications

Eventual Spread 100 cm
Current Height 30 - 40 cm
Eventual Height 100 cm
Location Border or bed
Planting time Spring, Autumn
Lifecycle Perennial
Effort Level Looks after itself
Botanic Name Rhododendron 'Blue Tit'
Flower Colour Purple
Indoor / Outdoor Outdoor
Pot Diameter 19 cm
Pot Volume 3 l
Weight 4 kg
Code: SPRTL102613
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