Prinses Maxima

Rhododendron ‘Prinses Maxima’

Rhododendron

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Flowers

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Plant does not flower in December

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

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Named after the Dutch Princess Maxima, Rhododendron ‘Prinses Maxima’ bears double flowers in a delightful pink-cream, with spots of maroon red all over the petals. It’s one of the hardiest rhododendrons, and is therefore perfect for growing in cooler regions where other rhododendrons might need protection. With its compact and rounded habit, it’s suitable for growing in a mixed herbaceous border or part of a patio container display.

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Grow Rhododendron ‘Prinses Maxima’ in humus-rich, moist but well-drained neutral to acidic soil (or peat-free ericaceous compost). Rhododendrons are shallow-rooted so take care not to plant too deeply. Mulch annually with a generous layer of leaf mould. There should be little or no need to prune.

How to grow Rhododendron 'Prinses Maxima'

  • Plant size

    1.6m height

    1.3m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist

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 Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do 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 Plant in November

Do 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

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Rhododendron 'Prinses Maxima' and wildlife

Rhododendron 'Prinses Maxima' 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 'Prinses Maxima' poisonous?

Rhododendron 'Prinses Maxima' 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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