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Rhododendron  'Taurus'
Rhododendron  'Taurus'
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One of the best red flowered cultivars, Rhododendron 'Taurus' grows to be a large shrub with masses of deep red flowers in late Spring once established. The leaves are leathery and dark green in colour.

Although preferring acidic or lime free soil, Rhododendron 'Taurus' grows well in our arboretum (shown in photos) which has soil with a neutral pH, when planted with plenty of organic matter.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx three year old plants, 25 - 30 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Grows best in moist but not waterlogged acid soil (pH 4.5 - 6). Rhododendron 'Taurus  also grows well (with occasional very slight chlorosis) in our woodland gardens where the soil is neutral with a pH of 7.
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Rhododendron 'Taurus grows to be a large, rounded shrub.
    • Height: 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)
    • Spread: 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)


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