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Rhododendron Princess Anne Rhododendron Princess Anne is an AGM winning evergreen dwarf hybrid rhododendron with pale yellow flowers.
Rhododendrons are native to the Far East and generally grow in woodland. However the Dwarf hybrids originated as alpine plants rather than the woodland rhododendrons and so are best grown free-standing or away from the shade of trees. Princess Anne's foliage is light matt green and often bronze when it first emerges. In spring green buds open to pale yellow flowers in trusses of 10 blooms. The bee-attracting blooms are funnel-shaped and measure around 3 cm in width. The pale yellow shade is complemented by a light green throat and long stamens with orange tips. During winter leaves remain on the plant often turning a subtle bronzed hue. This is a low growing rhododendron with a compact, neat growth habit. It looks good all year round.
Height And Spread of Rhododendron Princess Anne Rhododendron Princess Anne is a compact low-growing shrub that will reach a height and spread of 1.2 metres. It is one of the smaller rhododendrons on the market.
How Hardy is Rhododendron Princess Anne Rhododendron Princess Anne is UK winter hardy down to sub-zero temperatures if its roots are well-drained.
How To Use Rhododendron Princess Anne Princess Anne is a pretty, low maintenance rhododendron that suits a mixed border or an island bed. Its soft flowers boost a cottage garden border and its structure brings form to an urban Japanese style courtyard or rock garden. It will grow well in drained conditions, so suits a bank or a large container on the patio too.
How To Care For Rhododendron Princess Anne Rhododendrons need acidic soil. If grown in alkaline conditions they become chlorotic and lose their leaves. Put plenty of ericaceous compost in the planting hole and top-dress each year to ensure sufficient iron supplies. If you have chalky soil it’s best to plant rhododendrons in a large well-watered container of ericaceous compost. Ensure the stem is not buried in the planting hole and water well until established. This rhododendron hybrid prefers well-drained rich soil away from the shade of trees in plenty of sunshine. Some shelter from harsh drying wind is recommended to encourage good blooming. You won’t need to prune Princess Anne, but top up the soil with an acid-based mulch each year for healthy growth.