Versatile Vireya Flower Browns Nursery
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TAURANGA 3171
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Vireya Rhododendrons, otherwise referred to as Malesian or Tropical Rhododendrons, are made up from a group of species originating from South East Asia.

Since their introduction as early as the mid nineteenth century many hybrids have been and are being raised.

Although referred to as tropical plants, this is not strictly true when it comes to their cultural requirements.

The planting site should be sunny to partial shade, but still have good light with excellent drainage. Where possible the position should be frost-free. In areas prone to light frost, protection can be achieved by planting close to the house or under the shelter of high trees and shrubs. They prefer an acid soil and a cool root run.

Vireyas make ideal container plants being able to remain in the same size pot for long periods of time, as long as good cultural practices are maintained.

Detailed cultural instructions will be supplied with your order.

Well grown healthy Vireyas will flower in autumn and spring with occasional flowers during the rest of the year.

With the fabulous range of colours, their extended flowering seasons and the added attraction of scented varieties, these plants are deserving of a place in everyone's garden.

  Vireya Culture
Our notes on Vireya culture are available in Acrobat Reader PDF format.

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