Rhododendron 'JUNISTOLZ'

Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'JUNISTOLZ'
rhododendron
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1-1.5m
USUAL WIDTH 1.3-1.8m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS ++různobarevné:white a pink a cream
BLOOMING TIME June
LOCATION full sun to shade
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.

Junistolz is a breathtaking rhododendron variety bred by Henry Hesse in 1997 as a cross between Spätlese and San Sebastian. It was introduced more than 10 years later - in 2011, and immediately caught plenty of attention and praise. It produces large, gorgeous flowers which open late in the season - often from early June for almost a month. They are 7-petalled (unusual for a rhododendron), beige in the centre, neon pink outward, and the margins reverse to almost white which gives the same glowing effect as on cv. CClaudine for example. The deep throat is decorated with dark crimson red dots.

Evergreen leaves are leathery, dark olive green, oval, and not very glossy. The shrub is compact and bushy, and forms a neat, uniform, domed habit. In 10 years it can be 80-90 cm tall and 100-130 cm wide.

For a better looking shrub 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. Hardiness confirmed to -24°C (USDA zone 6), yet it is expected to go much lower.

Last update 05-12-2018
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