So to find the correct rhododendron for your garden is in a few weeks the winter coming to an end and spring spoiled us with the first warm days, the gardening season begins again. The garden centres and DIY stores of in Germany are being stormed then looking after new plants for the garden. The rhododendron is a popular flowering shrub in many gardens. Is on what to look for when buying by rhododendron bushes? First, the correct type or variety for the location to be determined. Most rhododendron species prefer an acidic soil and partial shade. However, there are also rhododendron varieties, which are coping with less acidic, rather calcareous soils and also those that are suitable for full sunny locations. One may think only on the local Alpenrose, which is suspended above the treeline in the Alps without any shade full of Sun.
Another point in the choice of species is the height, there are rhododendrons, which are hardly knee and others can grow several feet skyward. About You may contact the appropriate types of rhododendron in books or on the Web easier. Where you cannot should be defined on a single variety. The selection at garden centers and home improvement stores is usually limited, who has a special nursery for rhododendron nearby, of course can draw on a wider range. Has finally determines the type of request, the garden market can be visited. The ideal planting time for rhododendron was already in the autumn, but a rhododendron can be planted in spring. A big advantage is in the spring, that you can choose the plants when the flowers start to bloom, so you can be sure that the shrub in the colour blossoms, which is shown on the label. When selecting the plant you should make sure that it shows a steady growth and is healthy.
Withered branches, wilted leaves or even Brown buds can be not only a reference to a poor care and watering in the Garden Center or nursery, But even an indication of disease. There are a whole series of special rhododendron diseases which are caused mostly by fungi and are often not easy to fight. Has finally purchased a suitable specimen, this must be implanted only. The floor is not quite ideal for a rhododendron, so appropriate proved, to improve the soil with special soil of rhododendron. After planting, it is especially pay attention to good water. Then, hardly precludes the flowers. Good luck in the new gardening season. For other opinions and approaches, find out what Jim Crane has to say.