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Rhododendron 'Snowbird' (Rhododendron 'Snowbird')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rhododendron 'Snowbird'

Other names

Rhododendron 'Snowbird'

Genus

Rhododendron Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Snowbird' _ 'Snowbird' is a compact, rounded, deciduous shrub with ovate to elliptic, dark blue-green leaves turning shades of orange, red, and yellow in autumn and clusters of trumpet-shaped, white flowers in spring.


Rhododendron 'Snowbird' is: Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Flower

Flushed red, Yellow-orange, Spotted in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Scale insects , Vine weevil Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Scale insects , Vine weevil

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

Layering, Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Rhododendron 'Snowbird' (Rhododendron 'Snowbird') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil in full sun or dappled 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 'Snowbird'

Other names

Rhododendron 'Snowbird'

Genus

Rhododendron Rhododendron

Variety or Cultivar

'Snowbird' _ 'Snowbird' is a compact, rounded, deciduous shrub with ovate to elliptic, dark blue-green leaves turning shades of orange, red, and yellow in autumn and clusters of trumpet-shaped, white flowers in spring.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded


Colour

Flower

Flushed red, Yellow-orange, Spotted in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leafhoppers , Scale insects , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , 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

Layering, Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rhododendron 'Snowbird' (Rhododendron 'Snowbird') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil in full sun or dappled 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 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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