Rhododendron Praecox

Rhododendron Praecox

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One of the earliest flowering varieties, this lovely shrub will produce an abundance of rose-purple blooms as early as February and throughout March. For a truly stunning effect plant above a carpet of dainty white Snowdrops, which will flower around the same time. Beautiful. Praecox has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit for reliable performance, stability of colour and form and good resistance to pests and diseases. A great plant for the border and suitable for containers and smaller gardens, its mature height and spread is 1.5m. Thrives in full sunlight and prefers moist but well-drained humus-rich acid soils. 20-25cm loose root ball supplied.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Spring
Flower Colour PURPLE
Foliage Colour GREEN
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
Positive attributes
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    container
How Supplied Root balled plant
Delivery Delivery within 28 days

Key Product Information

Delivery within 28 days

Season Interest

Spring

Flower Colour

PURPLE

Foliage Colour

GREEN

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
How Supplied

Root balled plant

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Available to buy

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Plant Size

Mature Height 150cm
Mature Spread 150cm
Height Supplied 20cm
Height Supplied

20cm

Mature Height

150cm

Mature Spread

150cm

Planting Shallow planting required for all Rhododendrons
Soil Type Well drained, light and acid soil
Pruning Annually, after flowering
Planting

Shallow planting required for all Rhododendrons

Soil Type

Well drained, light and acid soil

Pruning

Annually, after flowering

Shallow plant in fertile, well drained and light/acidic soil.
Rhododendrons are very striking shrubs that add plenty of colour and character to the English garden. Mulch annually with leaf mould to help protect roots and dead head as and when required to do so. Little pruning required.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Spring
    Flower Colour PURPLE
    Foliage Colour GREEN
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    Positive attributes
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
      container
    How Supplied Root balled plant
    Delivery Delivery within 28 days

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    Root balled plant

    Delivery within 28 days

    Season Interest

    Spring

    Flower Colour

    PURPLE

    Foliage Colour

    GREEN

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 150cm
    Mature Spread 150cm
    Height Supplied 20cm
    Height Supplied

    20cm

    Mature Height

    150cm

    Mature Spread

    150cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Shallow planting required for all Rhododendrons

    Soil Type

    Well drained, light and acid soil

    Pruning

    Annually, after flowering

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Shallow plant in fertile, well drained and light/acidic soil.
    Rhododendrons are very striking shrubs that add plenty of colour and character to the English garden. Mulch annually with leaf mould to help protect roots and dead head as and when required to do so. Little pruning required.