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Rhododendron Dora Amateis  AGM

Rhododendron Dora Amateis AGM

Item: HDORA

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Flowering Month:
April
Flower Colour:
White
Hardiness:
To -20 °C
Height After 10 Years:
50-75cm
Scent:
Not Scented
Interesting Foliage:
No
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Very pale pink buds open to beautiful pure white flowers with pink markings. This is a very free flowering plant in April. It is a compact grower with small palish green leaves that turn bronze if grown in sun, growing wider than tall. Height 60-80cm in 10 years.
This tough plant is very adaptable, performing well in both shade and sun, but the flowers will last longer if slightly shaded. 

  • Recommended for wonderful white flowers ideal for small gardens and front of borders.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Ideal position: most garden situations and tolerates sun.
  • Habit: compact.
  • Group: Rhododendron hybrid.
  • Parentage: minus Carolinianum Group (s) X ciliatum.
  • Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1951)
  • Bred by Edmund Amateis. Origin: American.
  • Ideal soil: pH 4.5 to 6.0
  • RHS Hardiness Rating: H6.
  • How we usually propagate this plant: Cutting.
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit.

 

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"More than anything when purchasing these plants from Millais is the quality. Time and again I return to them for the sheer size and healthiness of there Azaleas and Rhododendron, this plant is no different. It is past its flowering time but arrived lush and green, planted and ready for next years showing."
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Size Guide

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The Basics

Ideal soil

Acidic soil, good organic content, pH 4.5-6.0. Inkarho range of rhododendrons will tolerate soils up to pH7.5

Sun or Shade

Light dappled shade is best for most varieties.

Shelter

Refer to hardiness rating. Give young plants protection.

Site Selection

Avoid close to trees, roots, invasive weeds, walls, hot patios, dry banks and waterlogged soils. Do not use weed matting or stone mulch.

Plant spacing

Use the height shown in 10 years as a guide to the distance between each plant. Allow room for plant to fill out. If planting closer for instant impact, be prepared to move plants after a few years.

Compost

  • 3 litre pot, dig in 10-20 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 7.5 litre pot, dig in 20-30 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 70-80cm specimen, dig in 60 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 100-120cm specimen, dig in 120 litres of ericaceous compost.

Planting depth

Plant high in the ground, with the top of the rootball visible.

Feeding

Slow-release ericaceous feed recommended in March and straight after flowering.

Mulch

Recommended every few years.

Water

The key ingredient! Keep moist all season, especially the critical time at end of June for flower bud initiation. Tap water is better than no water. Heavy dose at least once per week in dry weather.

Drainage

Ensure good drainage in winter, especially with yellow flowering varieties. Avoid waterlogged sites.

Pruning

Rhododendrons and Camellias: Not normally required. Tidy wayward shoots after flowering.

Evergreen azaleas and Bloombux can be clipped into a low hedge.

Magnolias and Acers: Formative pruning when young to shape into a tree or bush.

Deadheading

Remove old flower-heads, particularly on young or weak plants.

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