Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard'

Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard'

Rhododendron

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard'
  • Common name: Rhododendron
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 2m

Spread: 2m

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Rhododendrons make up an incredibly diverse group of plants, originating from many parts of the Northern hemisphere with a large concentration in China and the Himalayas. These plants vary from tiny ground covering plants to species growing as understory plants in forests. Most flower in early spring, although some bear flowers for a brief period in autumn.

Rhododendron ‘Marcel Menard’ is a tough variety, with dark green foliage and dark purple flowers that show a greenish speckling. Grow in moist but well-drained, acidic soil in full sun or shade. Plants need minimal pruning.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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