Rhododendron Marcel Menard Rhododendron Marcel Menard Rhododendron Marcel Menard
Rhododendron Marcel Menard
Rhododendron Marcel Menard
Rhododendron Marcel Menard

Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard'

Beautifully luxurious, rich purple spring flowers.
Perfect In Pots
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
  • 'Marcel Menard' is a compact, evergreen Rhododendron with dark green, glossy rounded foliage.
  • Rich purple flowers with yellow throats during May and June.
  • Perfect for borders or as a specimen in a pot.
  • Easy to grow, low maintenance.
  • An established plant in 17cm pot.
17cm Pot - Item: 511095
Only £19.99
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Product Description

The incredibly rich, deep purple blooms of Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard', with their golden yellow speckled throats appear in large, extravagant clusters in May and June.

Beautifully glossy, dark green leaves form a dense, compact evergreen shrub. The perfecet backdrop for showing off the luxurious flowers.

A great choice for an exotic planting scheme on acid soils, or for adding colour and structure to mixed borders, 'Marcel Menard' is great as a specimen in a large pot where you can get up close to it. The soil should be on the acidic side and rich in humus and always moist which will allow established plants to withstand direct mid-day and afternoon sun. Use ericaceous compost if growing in a pot, or add it to the planting hole in the border.

Rhododendrons are low-maintenance shrubs that prefer bright to dappled shade or partial shade, avoiding morning sunlight which can damage buds. Keep well watered.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant in a 17cm pot, 'Marcel menard' will grow to H1.5m (5ft) x W1m (3ft).

What Is Supplied

Item 511095 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 17cm pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Deadhead faded blooms where possible and avoid deep shade, as this will reduce flowering.
  • Perfect for growing in a large container using ericaceous compost, just make sure that you feed and watered well and re-pot every couple of years.

Care Guide

  • Rhododendrons can tolerate a more open site as long as they are sheltered from cold, drying winds and early morning sunlight. Mulch plants and water deeply and regularly during dryer periods from July onwards.
  • Your Rhododendron should be planted slightly higher than it was in its pot into well-draining soil.
  • Rhododendrons need an acidic soil with a pH of around 5.5 in order to thrive - soils with pH higher than 5.5 should be acidified before planting or you can grow them in a container with ericaceous compost.
  • Keep plants well-watered and apply a mulch to prevent the soil from drying out.
  • Planting / Flowering Calendar
    Planting Time
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    Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
    Plant Dimensions
    150cm
    100cm
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    Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard'
    Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard'
    17cm Pot
    Item: 511095
    Only £19.99