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Rhododendron ‘Marcel Menard’

Rhododendron

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

Purple

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 ‘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.

How to grow Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard'

  • Plant size

    2m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic

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 not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard' and wildlife

Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard' is known for attracting bees. It 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 'Marcel Menard' poisonous?

Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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