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Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' Shrub

Rhododendron Shrubs
  • From £44.99 (ex VAT)

The rich red, trumpet-shaped flowers of Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' make it a standout choice. Appearing in mid to late spring, the colourful flowers adorn the shrub and add drama to any garden. Dark green, evergreen foliage extends the period of interest right through the year.

Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' will grow up to 2 x 2 metres in 20 years. Preferring acidic soil, this bush likes a sheltered position with full sun to partial shade. The covering of red flowers in the spring make this Rhododendron a popular choice and rightly so.

  • Height and spread in 20 years: Up to 2 x 2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Year round
  • Foliage: Evergreen leaves
  • Flowers: Trumpet-shaped flowers in spring
  • Position: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: Acidic

Planting Advice for Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' Shrubs

Our pot grown evergreen Rhododendron can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole, then dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help the bush establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of your original soil with 50% high quality compost, then fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the bush.

Aftercare Advice for Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' Shrubs

If you’re planting evergreen Rhododendron in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. We stock a range of irrigation kits to assist watering.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds for the first couple of growing seasons.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 40-50cm Root type: 7.5L pot* Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' Price £44.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 40-50cm 7.5L pot* £44.99 (ex VAT)
Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 70-90cm Root type: 20L pot* Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' Price £99.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 70-90cm 20L pot* £99.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)