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Rhododendron Gomer Waterer Gomer Waterer belongs to the perhaps better-known family known as the larger Elepidote Hybrids, what many people would think of as typical Rhododendrons, best known for their spectacular flowers, large overall size and large leaves with a smooth underside. Rhododendron Gomer Waterer is a is a mid-size variety and considered one of the best late hybrids for general planting. Rhododendron Gomer Waterer has many rewards under its belt, including the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.
As a late-flowering variety, flowers emerge around the end of May or in June, depending on the climate. Before the flowers open, very pretty rosy-lilac buds appear. The blooms open as a beautiful white, flushed mauve-pink at the edges with a yellow-brown flare at the upper lobe. Flowers are produced in trusses of up to 24. The evergreen, broadly elliptic leaves are mid green and rather leatherlike.
Height and Spread of Rhododendron Gomer Waterer This is a mid-sized rhododendron variety that will achieve a maximum height of about 3 metres.
How Hardy is Rhododendron Gomer Waterer Fully hardy in all of the United Kingdom and Europe, Rhododendron Gomer Waterer can survive even in areas with subzero temperatures that reach up to -20 degrees Celsius.
How To Use Rhododendron Gomer Waterer A medium-sized evergreen shrub with a flowering interest late in the spring or early in the summer, Rhododendron Gomer Waterer is prized for the stunning floral display it prolifically produces each year. As a result, this cultivar can be a great choice as a specimen plant for a lawn, or when planted in mass plantings, a way to add floral interest to mixed shrub borders.
How To Care For Rhododendron Gomer Waterer An adaptable plant, this evergreen rhododendron hybrid does well in most aspects, from dappled shade to full sun. For best results, grow Rhododendron Gomer Waterer in a sheltered position, in soil that is well-drained, acidic, and rich in humus.