Rhododendron vireya 'Red Mountain' hails from tropical shrubs that are semi-epiphytic, perching high in tree tops in the forests of South East Asia. They have glossy lush mid-green foliage and a compact and semi-spreading habit. The attraction of this cultivar is rich dark ruby red bell-like flowers. Flowering twice a year, autumn/winter and spring/summer. Prefers a warm semi-shaded site, protected from frost. Removing dead flowers encourages repeat flowering. Great for containers, performs best with restricted root growth.
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