Rhododendron 'SASKIA'

Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'SASKIA'
rhododendron
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.8-1.3m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.5m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS kombinovaná:deep pink a white
BLOOMING TIME April - May
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°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.

Saskia is another beauty in the family of bi-coloured rhododendrons. It was bred by Hans Hachmann from Germany in 1994, and the number of varieties that preceded this one is incredible: seven plants needed to be put together in several stages to perform this. Saskia is a very compact plant with extremely eye-catching flowers. They are white in the throat and bright pink at margins. The blotch is orange yellow like curry. It grabs all attention in every border for as long as 3-4 weeks from late April when the first flowers open. Evergreen leaves are deep green, large, leathery, flat and rather matt. A 10-year old plant is only about a meter tall and a little wider making a nice shrub.

For a better looking plant dead-head where possible. 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 leave-mould. Hardy to min. -24°C (USDA zone 6) but it is expected to take stronger frost.

Last update 04-09-2015
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Rhododendron 'SASKIA' height 40-60 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
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  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • 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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