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Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum' (Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum')

Intermediate
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum'

Other names

Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum'

Genus

Rhododendron Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Fragrantissimum' _ 'Fragrantissimum' is a medium evergreen shrub with hairy dark green leaves and clusters of funnel-shaped, white, pink flushed flowers that are yellow in the throat.


Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Flushed pink, Yellow, White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil

Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowering.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Grafting, Layering


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Where to grow

Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum' (Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, Conservatory, Indoor

Cultivation

Under glass plant in ericaceous soil, in bright indirect light with humidity. Water regularly and apply liquid fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist in winter. Outside plant in shelter in moist, well-drained, acid soil. Plant shallowly and protect in winter

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum'

Other names

Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum'

Genus

Rhododendron Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Fragrantissimum' _ 'Fragrantissimum' is a medium evergreen shrub with hairy dark green leaves and clusters of funnel-shaped, white, pink flushed flowers that are yellow in the throat.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Flushed pink, Yellow, White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Rhododendron bud blast , Rhododendron petal blight , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowering.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Grafting, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum' (Rhododendron 'Fragrantissimum') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, Conservatory, Indoor

Cultivation

Under glass plant in ericaceous soil, in bright indirect light with humidity. Water regularly and apply liquid fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist in winter. Outside plant in shelter in moist, well-drained, acid soil. Plant shallowly and protect in winter

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Stopped fowering

Planted in pots - up until 3 years ago wonderful fragrant flowers (0131-1), now plenty of buds but do not open (0169-1). Re-potted into bigger pots 2 years ago and feed with Sequestrene. Can I… read more

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