Rhododendron Pink Gin

Rhododendron Pink Gin


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Flowering Month:
Flower Colour:
Dark Pink
Height After 10 Years:
Not Scented
Interesting Foliage:
To -15 °C
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3 litre
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7.5 litre
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Very attractive and unusual apricot-pink tubular bell shaped flowers, freely produced in May. Wonderful blue-green foliage. This was raised at Crosswater Farm by the late Ted Millais to suit colder gardens. Definitely one of our favourites! Height 100-120cm in 10 years.

  • Recommended for delicate flowers and great foliage.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Ideal position: most garden situations.
  • Habit: Upright.
  • Group: Rhododendron hybrid.
  • Parentage: yunnanense X Lady Rosebery Group.
  • Hybridization date: pre 2000 (1971)
  • Bred by: E G Millais. Origin: British
  • Ideal soil: pH 4.5-6.0
  • RHS Hardiness Rating: H5
  • How we usually propagate this plant: Cutting.


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"I have ordered over 40 Rhododendrons and Azaleas from Millais over the last 2-3 years and all have been excellent! Well grown in pots of the correct size looking very healthy with no pests or diseases or weeds in the pots. Plants were of a good size well packed and delivered very quickly and carefully by APC. Overall really pleased and can't wait to see how the plants develop over the next few years. Excellent in every way and happy to recommend this nursery to anyone!"
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"A lovely plant, bushy and vigorous."
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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.


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.


  • 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.


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


Recommended every few years.


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.


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


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.


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

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