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Rhododendron scyphocalyx



Rhododendron scyphocalyx is an evergreen shrub characterized by its moderate growth and distinctive features. The plant typically reaches a height of up to 2 meters and exhibits a rounded habit. The dark green leaves are adorned with a fine white or grey felting on the undersides, adding to its ornamental appeal. From late spring to early summer, Rhododendron scyphocalyx produces loose clusters of 3-5 bell-shaped flowers. These blooms showcase a captivating array of colours, including shades of gold and orange, often accompanied by a delicate pink or red flush at the edges. Overall, Rhododendron scyphocalyx is a visually appealing and versatile evergreen shrub for garden landscapes.

Key Features

Plant Type: Shrub

Plant Height & Spread: 1.5-2.5m x 1.5-2.5m

Foliage Colour: Dark Green

Foliage Type: Evergreen

Seasons of Interest: Spring-Summer

Soil Condition: Well-Drained, Acidic

Planting Position: Full Sun/Partial Sunlight Exposure


Plant Care & Advice

This shrub prefers climates with adequate rainfall and moist summers. The best time to plant this shrub would be in early Spring. Mulch plants every spring. After flowering, deadhead where practical, to promote vegetative growth rather than seed production. Remove dead flowers from rhododendrons carefully; next year’s buds are just under the old heads!