(H6) NEW. A wonderful flowering alternative to troublesome box hedging! Lots of clusters of soft pink flowers in June. The plant responds well to trimming after flowering. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. Easy to grow in most soils.
This superb new variety was raised by the INKARHO syndicate as 'Microhirs3' with PBR Plant Breeders Rights. It is suitable for growing on most garden soils, from very acidic up to pH7.5. It is grown under licence in Germany, and the first plants were released in autumn 2014. It is a hybrid between 2 charming dwarf growing species, R. hirsutum x micranthum, which has produced a striking healthy and undemanding rhododendron with lovely flowers that are also attractive to bees and butterflies.
It takes trimming in its stride, so if you want to clip it after flowering, you can create any shape you want, or simply trim into low hedges to around your flower-beds. This plant avoids the awful box-blight, stays green when trimmed, and flowers beautifully, so it is a brilliant replacement for box hedging!
Plants are supplied in 10.5cm (4") diameter pots, and are nice and bushy with a height around 15cm (6"), often with flower buds.