Rhododendron neriiflorum 'BURLETTA'

Rhododendron neriiflorum
Rhododendron neriiflorum 'BURLETTA'
rhododendron
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.8-1.3m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.8m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:green a burgundy red
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS red
BLOOMING TIME April - May
LOCATION semi-shade / partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6b   (down to -21°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Rhododendrons, azaleas, and mountain laurels
Evergreen broadleaf
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Rhododendrons are reliable, beautifully flowering, evergreen shrubs of variable origin: S.W. China, Himalayas, Northern America, and even Europe. The original species were hybridized several times for better performance so in the 1950´s there were more than 10,000 cultivars registered, and the number keeps increasing.

Burletta is a fantastic rhododendron variety of the neriiflorum subspecies. It produces rich red, bell-shaped flowers early in the season on the background of dark green leaves with purple to wine-red indumentum on the reverse. It grows slowly and usually keeps a mounding shape and compact habit. Bred by Hans Hachmann in 1994.

The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. Never plant them too deep. The soil has to be acidic (pH 4.5-5.5), rich in humus, cool and always moist. Ideal soil mixture is peat with lime-free, light garden soil topped with leaf-mould. This subspecies is sensitive to excess fertilizing. Its hardiness oscillates around -22°C (USDA zone 6b) and depends on the location. Some shelter is recommended.

Last update 14-02-2013
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  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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