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Rhododendron 'Polaris'


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Why We Love It

This ruffled Rhododendron produces ruby flowers with light pink centres.

'Polaris' is compact and bushy, with masses of glossy dark green foliage and vibrant red buds that bloom impressively during May.

Planting Calendar

Plant in March, April, May, September, October, November.

Flowers in May.

Planting and Care

Position 'Polaris' in dappled shade.

This Rhododendron appreciates moist but well-drained clay, loam or sandy soil with an acidic pH.

Into the Ground

Grab a spade, a watering tool and some ericaceous (acidic) compost. Then, choose a location that has a good amount of space, away from other flowers or trees.

  1. Gently remove your rhododendron from the pot it arrived in.
  2. Dig a hole that's twice the size of the plant's rootball.
  3. Pop the plant into the hole, so that the top of the rootball is slightly below soil level.
  4. Add in your ericaceous compost, firming it up as you go.
  5. Water your rhododendron thoroughly so that moisture reaches the rootball.

Into a Pot

For this, you'll need a spade, a watering can and some ericaeous compost. Be sure to choose a pot that will give your rhododendron enough room to fill out.

  1. Sprinkle some compost and feed into the bottom of your chosen pot.
  2. Add the Rhododendron, holding it in place as you backfill soil.
  3. Give it a heavy watering and repeat at least once per week in dry weather.

Product Specifications

Current Height25 - 45 cm
Eventual Height120 cm
Eventual Spread150 cm
LocationBorder or bed
Planting timeSpring, Autumn
Effort LevelBit of love needed
Botanic NameRhododendron 'Polaris'
Flower ColourPink
Indoor / OutdoorOutdoor
Pot Diameter19 cm
Pot Volume3 L
Height60 cm
Code: SPRTL111526


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