Rhododendron yuefengense

Rhododendron yuefengense


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Flowering Month:
Flower Colour:
To -10 °C
Height After 10 Years:
Not Scented
Interesting Foliage:
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This is a NEW species recognised by Chinese authorities (Rhodos of China volume 3). Pale pink bell shaped flowers on a dense compact plant, with attractive rounded leaves. It flowers profusely from a young age, and the flowers seem to last well. Height 75-100cm in 10 years, growing in a broad mounded habit. Unusual, and sort after.

• Recommended for compact and lower growing.
• Easy to grow in mild areas.
• Ideal position: Light shade, sheltered.
• Habit: Dense & compact.
• Group: Species Rhododendron.
• Species distribution: Yuefeng, Guangxi.
• Approximate altitude: 1,800-2.150.
• Ideal soil: pH 4.5 to 6.
• RHS Hardiness Rating: 5.
• How we usually propagate this plant: Cuttings

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"I have ordered several different rhododendrons from Millais Nurseries and have always been delighted with what I received. One of the latest was a beautiful rhododendron yuefengense.Their choice of species rhododendrons, in particular, is superb and the information given on the website is great. The plants have always been in wonderful condition. Deliveries have always been fast and the packing has been excellent. "
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"Doing well, it has put on a lot of new growth and seems to like the Cumbrian climate. It seems to keep its flowers for a long time."
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"Very interesting new variety - i love the leaf shape. All three plants were great quality "
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"Nice plant, well packed, fast delivery. The plant arrived safely and in very good condition. Good instructions on how to grow were included."
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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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