Rhododendron from INKARHO® – Easydendron® and Dufthecke (scented hedge) as the easy-care alternatives
A rhododendron enthrals with its uniquely impressive flower, which everyone will remember who ever has seen a rhododendron. However, the lush flowering of the rhododendron is not self-evident, as the rhododendron from the family of heather plants is very demanding in care. This already starts with the soil conditions which usually have to be optimally adapted to the needs of the rhododendron. If the location and care are not ideal, the rhododendron will probably not develop beautiful growth, the colour of the leaves will not look so healthy and the rhododendron will not bear abundant flowers.
Improvements are our Easydendron® und INKARHO®-Dufthecke (scented hedge) - the special breed rhododendron, which grows in virtually every humus-rich garden soil and is particularly robust and easy to care for. On our site, we explain why you should definitely get to know this particular rhododendron and what our Bloombux® rhododendron has to do with the boxwood.
If you want to plant a rhododendron and benefit from the sight of its large-flowered Alpine roses in your own garden, you should first carefully examine the soil and site conditions: A rhododendron is demanding in terms of care, position and pruning. In order to ensure optimal garden success with the rhododendron, individual care and location aspects should be taken into account. Rhododendrons should always be planted in lime-free rhododendron soil and in a shady to semi-shady location. The soil should not be waterlogged, as this increases the risk of rhododendron disease spreading.
Our INKARHO®- Rhododendron Easydendron and Dufthecke (scented hedge) are far less demanding when it comes to location: The INKARHO® rhododendron was bred over many years in such way that it can be classified as a lime-tolerant variant. This gives the INKARHO® rhododendron maximum flexibility when it comes to location and soil conditions: This rhododendron is lime tolerant and thrives in almost any humus-rich garden soil. Even higher pH-values cannot harm the INKARHO® rhododendron. In addition, the INKARHO® rhododendron has a significantly stronger root system, which makes it more robust overall, improves nutrient intake and ensures optimal and even stronger flower growth. Due to its improved site flexibility, the INKARHO® rhododendron is less susceptible to pests and diseases, which in turn saves you time and nerves during care. Like many other shrubs, theINKARHO® rhododendron should not be planted at a waterlogged location, but preferably in airy soil. As with other shrubs, the best planting season for the rhododendron is autumn from early September to mid-November, because the plants can still form roots in the warm soil. Planting is also possible in spring from February to May, provided that the ground is no longer frozen.
The rhododendron is usually very maintenance-intensive. To maintain your rhododendron property, you should, for example, pay attention to the irrigation water used: If possible, lime-free rainwater should be used, since otherwise the rhododendron could be damaged or growth inhibited. Rhododendron should be fertilised with commercial fertiliser, preferably in spring after flowering. Please do not apply fertiliser selectively, but spread it evenly on the soil under the plant.
The INKARHO® rhododendron Easydendron and Dufthecke (scented hedge) also differ slightly in this regard:
When fertilising the INKARHO® rhododendron, note that the plants have a higher nutrient consumption due to the strongly developed roots and the high abundance of flowers. The INKARHO® rhododendron therefore also needs fertiliser. In fact, it is sufficient to fertilise the Inkahro® rhododendron once in spring and once after flowering. Fertiliser should be applied somewhat more generously. For the rest of the year it is sufficient to water the rhododendron regularly to ensure excellent growth and flourishing.
For proper rhododendron care it may be necessary to prune the plant from time to time. However, topiary pruning is only recommended once the rhododendron is well established. Otherwise, pruning may damage the rhododendron plant and the new shoots. Another recommended care measure for rhododendrons is the regular removal of old flowers. This applies for the INKARHO® rhododendron Easydendron and to the Dufthecke (scented hedge). Special mention should be given to the self-rooted Inkarho Dufthecke (scented hedge), which branches densely, can be pruned and bears slightly scented flowers.
Many rhododendron pests, diseases and bud-drop may harm the rhododendron especially if it is not kept in the right growth environment. Unfavourable soil and light conditions, waterlogging or lack of nutrients and incorrect pruning can cause rhododendron pests and diseases to attack the plant gradually so that the rhododendron is no longer an eye-catcher in your garden.
The INKARHO® rhododendron Easydendron® and Dufthecke have proven to be significantly less sensitive to rhododendron pests and rhododendron disease due to their robust nature and strong root system.
The Bloombux® is an exception among the robust rhododendrons:
It looks like a classic box tree, but just like our Easydendron® and Dufthecke, it is a special rhododendron, bred by our experts. This makes the Bloombux® absolutely insensitive to all typical boxwood diseases and boxwood pests. In almost every humus garden soil with or without topiary, it becomes a real and, above all, a blooming highlight.
Would you like to buy a rhododendron and enjoy the lush flowers with the exotic touch in your garden?
Then you should order an INKARHO® rhododendron Easydendron and Dufthecke (scented hedge), which has already won several awards and convinces by its excellent growth characteristics. The INKAROH® Rhododendron shows that rhododendrons and easy of care can be compatible. Benefit from the special variety and transform your garden into a colourful flowering paradise. This is mainly due to the particularly robust and flexible root system, which, unlike conventional rhododendrons, thrives on almost any soil. This again is due to the grafting on a calcareous base, which adapts to almost any soil.
Our rhododendron variety
Easydendron® in many colourful varieties, INKARHO® Dufthecke in four different colours, HAPPYdendron® with its tricolured blossoms and Bloombux®, a blooming box-tree alternative – Inkarho® Rhododendron are beautiful lime tolerant, winter-hardy rhododendrons with a lavish abundance of bright-coloured flowers and lush foliage that are a real eye-catcher as an individual plant in the garden or on the terrace, but also as an evergreen hedge.