Rhododendron Bollywood ® ('Farrow')
- shipped within 2 weeks
- 3 litre pot
This shrub is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil (or ericaceous compost in a pot)
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The variegated foliage of this rhododendron offers colour and interest through the best part of the year, but it's when the reddish pink flowers appear in mid- to late spring that it really dazzles. A compact cultivar, 'Bollywood' is ideal for larger pots, but will also look great when used as an accent plant, or filling gaps towards the front of the border. It's a semi-evergreen shrub, so it may shed some (or all) of its foliage in winter if grown in colder regions.
- Garden care: Avoid planting too deeply, and apply a generous mulch of leaf mould around the base of the plant each spring.