Rhododendron 'Percy Wiseman'
Description: A rounded evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green foliage and rounded clusters of showy peach pink and cream funnel-shaped flowers, fading to creamy white with yellow throat. Ball-shaped trusses of 13-15 flowers in May. One of the most popular rhododendrons available. Excellent compact yakushimanum habit and very floriferous.
Uses: Good in any border avoiding full sun and also suited to container planting.
Climate/Position: Dappled shade.
Height/Spread: Height 100-140cm in 10 years.
Soil Requirements: Rhododendrons prefer soils with a low pH or peaty/ ericaceous compost to aid establishment and avoid chlorosis or yellowing of the leaves.
Pruning: Generally avoid pruning. Flower stalks can be pinched out (by finger and thumb rather than secateurs) when flowering is complete.
Special Requirements: Applying a mulch regularly around the plant will help moisture retention in the soil. Where plants struggle a little if not grown in soil with low pH, then Rhododendrons will always benefit from an annual feed of sequestered iron to ensure the plants do not suffer from iron deficiency which is indicated by interveinal chlorosis or yellowing of leaves between the veins.
Additional Interest: A hybrid between degronianum ssp yakushimanum x Fabia Tangerine which holds the valuable compact habit of yakushimanum hybrids.