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Rhododendron 'Illusia' (Rhododendron 'Illusia')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1.3m
Max height
1.3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rhododendron 'Illusia'

Other names

Rhododendron 'Illusia'

Genus

Rhododendron Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Illusia' _ 'Illusia' is a rounded, evergreen shrub with elliptic to ovate, dark green leaves and, in early summer, spherical clusters of fragrant, funnel-shaped, white flowers, each with a golden-yellow upper petal.


Rhododendron 'Illusia' is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Flower

Golden-yellow, White in Summer

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

Pruning group 8.

Propagation

Will not come true to type from seed.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Grafting, Layering


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Where to grow

Rhododendron 'Illusia' (Rhododendron 'Illusia') will reach a height of 1.3m and a spread of 1.3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, moist or moist but well-drained, acid soil in partial shade. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but 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.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Rhododendron 'Illusia'

Other names

Rhododendron 'Illusia'

Genus

Rhododendron Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Illusia' _ 'Illusia' is a rounded, evergreen shrub with elliptic to ovate, dark green leaves and, in early summer, spherical clusters of fragrant, funnel-shaped, white flowers, each with a golden-yellow upper petal.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Golden-yellow, White in Summer

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

Pruning group 8.

Propagation

Will not come true to type from seed.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Grafting, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rhododendron 'Illusia' (Rhododendron 'Illusia') will reach a height of 1.3m and a spread of 1.3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, moist or moist but well-drained, acid soil in partial shade. Plant shallowly. Protect from frost to prevent damage to flowers.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but 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.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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