Rhododendron Van is a beautiful and elegant evergreen, compact rhododendron with deep green, long and narrow leaves. This medium-sized variety from the family of Elepidote hybrids creates a stunning display of glowing deep pink blooms in late spring to early summer. Undemanding yet beautiful, this shrub is a favourite of many gardeners with good reason.
Rhododendron Van is a Sister Rhododendron to hardy Anna Rose Whitney, a rose-pink flowering specimen.
Height and Spread of Rhododendron Van Rhododendron Van will reach a maximum height and spread in 10 years of 1.5 to 2 metres.
How Hardy is Rhododendron Van Fully hardy in the United Kingdom, this rhododendron variety will withstand even severe winters and temperatures well below zero. It is also resistant to many diseases common for rhododendrons, such as powdery mildew, which gives ‘Van’ advantage over other varieties.
How To Use Rhododendron Van Showy and bright, Rhododendron Van will easily fit in any garden. This evergreen flowering shrub is an excellent performer in mixed borders with other evergreen shrubs or planted in a row as a short hedge. It also grows well in pots and containers, so it is a suitable choice for brightening up patios and terraces.
How To Care For Rhododendron Van Rhododendron Van will happily partial shade or dappled sun, and in cool, moist, and humus-rich soil. Rhododendrons need to be planted in acidic soil to thrive, so have that in mind when choosing a location in the garden. In case the soil in your garden is not ericaceous, be sure to use soil conditioners to optimise pH balance first.
Pro growing tip: Apply a mix and mulch regularly to keep the soil nice and moist and nourish with ericaceous feed to prevent foliage turning yellow and keeping the soil nice and acidic.