Rhododendron campylogynum ssp. MYRTILLOIDES

Rhododendron campylogynum
Rhododendron campylogynum ssp. MYRTILLOIDES
dwarf rhododendron
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.2-0.4m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.6m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME May - May
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°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 Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Evergreen broadleaf
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Myrtilloides is a unique subspecies of a dwarf group of rhododendron from Burma and Tibet. In late spring it produces plenty of rich pink, broadly bell-shaped flowers. It forms a neat and dense cushion that requires no pruning to look good. However, it is often used in Japanese gardens where clipping brings the desired shapes. If you decide to trim it do so immediately after flowering. It grows very slowly.

Grow this dwarf type in full sun or partial shade and keep it mulched at all times. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients so plant it shallowly. 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. Fully hardy to about -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

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