Rhododendron 'HACHMANN'S FEUERSCHEIN'

Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'HACHMANN'S FEUERSCHEIN'
rhododendron
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1-1.5m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.8m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS red
BLOOMING TIME May - June
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Rhododendrons, azaleas, and mountain laurels
Evergreen broadleaf
Rhododendrons are reliable, beautifully flowering, evergreen shrubs of variable origin: S.W. China, Himalayas, Northern America, and even Europe. The original species were hybridized several times for better performance so in the 1950´s there were more than 10,000 cultivars registered, and the number keeps increasing.

Hachmann’s Feuerschein is an outstanding variety of rhododendron with large, cherry red to deep red flowers. They come out from the end of May until the middle of June. Evergreen leaves are dark green, partly glossy. It grows moderately into a compact shrub with profusion of flowers already on young plants. 10-year-old plants are just over a meter tall and a little wider. It can be placed in full sun or part shade where it will withstand deeper frost. It was bred by Hans Hachmann in 1978 and has received several awards since:
- Gold Medal - Grün 80, Basel 1980, Switzerland
- Silver Medal - Buga, Kassel 1980, Germany
- Award of Merit – Keuringen, Boskoop 1984, Holland
- Gold Medal – Flora Nova ‘87, Boskoop 1987, Holland


For richer flowering and growth dead-head where possible. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. Never plant them too deep. The soil has to be acidic (pH 4.5-5.5), rich in humus, cool and always moist. Ideal soil mixture is peat with lime-free, light garden soil topped with leaf-mould. Hardy to about -27°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 15-02-2012
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