Rhododendron 'Dopey'

Rhododendron ‘Dopey’

Rhododendron

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Plant does fruit in June

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Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Rhododendron 'Dopey'
  • Common name: Rhododendron
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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Rhododendron ‘Dopey’ is a dwarf variety with stunning trusses of crimson flowers that last from May to June. Given its small stature, it’s perfect for growing in small gardens, pots and containers. For best results, grow Rhododendron ‘Dopey’ in dappled to partial shade in moist but well-drained, acidic soil. Plants need minimal pruning and can be propagated by layering. Rhododendron ‘Dopey’ has been given the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Rhododendron 'Dopey'

  • Plant size

    2m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does fruit in May

Plant does fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Rhododendron 'Dopey' and wildlife

Rhododendron 'Dopey' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Rhododendron 'Dopey' poisonous?

Rhododendron 'Dopey' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to People