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Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee Rhododendrons come in all shapes and forms, and for those with smaller gardens, it is the more compact cultivars that are more appealing. The family of dwarf rhododendron hybrids includes low-growing alpine plants that are particularly suited for rock gardens, raised beds, or any other limited space. One of its most popular varieties has to be the showy Rhododendron Wee Bee. This evergreen shrub with a naturally rounded bushy low-growing habit produces a profusion of red-pink blooms around April or May and will stand out in any landscape. The flowers are funnel-shaped, pale pink on the inside of the petals and a darker, more intensive pink hue outside with flashes of red down each lobe. Blossoms are borne in trusses up to 5, and beautifully contrasted by the evergreen foliage: the elliptic, flat medium green leaves provide a perfect backdrop.
The many qualities of the Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee are only confirmed by its popularity among gardeners and award-winning history: this evergreen rhododendron hybrid is the recipient of the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Height and Spread of Rhododendron Wee Bee Very compact and dense, the Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee will achieve a maximum height of just 1 metre.
How Hardy is Rhododendron Wee Bee? The alpine origins make this dwarf hybrid quite resilient. Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee is fully hardy in the United Kingdom and will tolerate temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.
How To Use Rhododendron Wee Bee Thanks to its compact size and highly decorative looks, Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee will look great in any landscape. But it is particularly suited for smaller gardens and rock gardens. Plant on its own or with other shrubs in a raised bed or border, or grow in a container to bring interest to a patio, balcony, or rooftop garden.
How To Care For Rhododendron Wee Bee As it is usually the case with rhododendrons, Dwarf Rhododendron Wee Bee also needs acidic soil to thrive. Plant it in any aspect as this flowering shrub is quite adaptable. However for best results, pick a sheltered spot in dappled shade.