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Rhododendron 'Elisabeth Hobbie' (Rhododendron 'Elisabeth Hobbie')

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skill rating
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
Max spread
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Rhododendron 'Elisabeth Hobbie'

Other names: Rhododendron 'Elisabeth Hobbie'

Genus: Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar: 'Elisabeth Hobbie' _ 'Elisabeth Hobbie' is a dense, compact, evergreen shrub with small, rounded, glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of funnel-shaped, scarlet flowers in early to mid-spring.

Rhododendron 'Elisabeth Hobbie' is: Evergreen

Flower: Scarlet in Spring

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Dense

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Lacebugs , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 8. REGISTER to

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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Rhododendron 'Elisabeth Hobbie' (Rhododendron 'Elisabeth Hobbie') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant in moist, humus-rich, well-drained, acid soil in partial shade. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers. Mulch annually with leaf mould.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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