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Rhododendron species 'Seconds' (4 x 3 litre plants)

Rhododendron species 'Seconds' (4 x 3 litre plants)


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Here's a great offer for any bargain hunters! This pack includes 4 rhododendron species supplied in 3L pots which should grow to about 1.50-1.75 metres tall in 10 years. These plants are seconds or mis-shaped, but still come with our 12 month guarantee (so long as you follow the planting instructions enclosed).

Customers return to us year after year and say how pleased they are that these bargain plants have performed so well. We need to make sure that all our customers are happy, so we can't sell these at full price. This offer will be our selection, named with descriptive labels in a range of colours. Sorry, but we can't advise which varieties are available.

The plants usually retail at £24.95 so at £10.00 each, that's under half price! Ideal rhododendrons for those who fancy a foray into the species world!

Available online only, but you can 'click and collect' at the checkout.

Customer Reviews

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"At such a significant discount (only £10 a plant) for species 'seconds', I was expecting mis-shapes, runts and pot-bound plants in need of a little TLC. Well, one was perhaps in need of potting-on but it was large, full of flower buds and had made good recent growth.. The rest looked like 'firsts' to me and very interesting species too. A very rewarding lucky dip!"
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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.

For further advice see here

Size Guide

Size guide

Delivery & Returns

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