Augustine's rhododendron Rhododendron augustinii

Augustine's rhododendron


R. augustinii is a large evergreen shrub, to 2m tall and wide, with narrow, tapered leaves, up to 11cm long, with upper surfaces covered with a fine down whilst the undersides are scaly with pale hairs along the midrib. Open, funnel-shaped flowers, to 7cm across, are borne in mid and late spring in trusses of two to five and range in colour from white to a deep violet-blue with greenish-brown spots on the throats

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Augustine's rhododendron

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Spread

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    group 8

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed when ripe, or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer, layering in autumn or grafting in late summer or late winter

  • insectPests

    May be attacked by vine weevil, rhododendron leafhopper, pieris lacebug, scale insects, caterpillars and aphids

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by various Rhododendron diseases including powdery mildews, rhododendron petal blight, rhododendron bud blast, silver leaf and honey fungus