Rhododendron Graziella Dwarf Rhododendron Graziella is an easy grow evergreen rhododendron with pinky-purple flowers. It’s a good choice for small gardens and well-watered pots or containers.
Rhododendron Graziella is a hybrid related to the Southern European native Rhododendron Ponticum. It suits UK gardens and is prized for its hardy nature. The evergreen foliage of Graziella has dark green shiny leaves with hints of burgundy. The leaves are slender, growing in a starburst to provide a densely packed backdrop for trusses of pink flowers with red-spots that bloom from late spring through to early summer. Flowers are borne in trusses with 8 – 15 blooms.
Many consider Dwarf Rhododendron Graziella one of the best dwarf rhododendrons for its hardy, reliable nature and attractive year-round displays of foliage.
Height and Spread of Rhododendron Graziella Dwarf Rhododendron Graziella is a semi-dwarf shrub that will grow to a maximum height and spread of 1.5 metres over 5-10 years.
How Hardy Is Rhododendron Graziella Dwarf Rhododendron Graziella is hardy down to sub-zero temperatures if its roots are well-drained. It is one of the easiest to grow and is rarely bothered by pests.
How To Use Rhododendron Graziella Dwarf Rhododendron Graziella is a reliable performer in a sunny flowerbed with dappled shade. Its foliage and cheerful flowers suit cottage gardens, rock gardens, and Japanese style spaces. Versatile Graziella will grow in a large well-watered container of ericaceous compost and brighten up a dull deck, patio, or courtyard garden throughout the year.
How To Care For Rhododendron Graziella Dwarf Rhododendron Graziella is one of the easiest rhododendrons to grow. It prefers rich, acid soil with good drainage so add ericaceous compost and mulch each year if your soil is poor or chalky. When planting any rhododendron ensure its root ball is not buried deeply. A container of ericaceous compost is also a good way to grow a dwarf rhododendron if you regularly apply a liquid rhododendron feed. Graziella enjoys sun or light dappled shade and shelter from harsh drying winds. Deep shade will reduce flowering. There’s no need to prune Graziella, but if you want to restrict its size, trim branch tips before the new spring growth.