to the Website of Jagera Wholesale Vireya, a specialist Vireya Nursery
offering both hybrids and species for the domestic and export market.
Vireya Rhododendrons have become increasingly popular as garden plants
in milder climates and conservatory plants where winters are frosty.
Vibrant blooms ,often perfumed, produced on a shrub with deep green
glossy foliage are the features characterising this group of plants. A
complete catalogue of Vireya is available from our nursery and will be
provided on request. See the products catalogue for Neil's selection of
Vireya Rhododendron can be used
successfully as garden plants or as featured potted plants placed on
paved or timber deck areas. Their Glossy green foliage and vibrant
flowers add beautifully to either cottage , sub- tropical or tropical
Planting VireyaVireya do best with 3-4 hours of
morning sun followed by filtered midday and afternoon sun. Full sun is
generally too harsh, exceptions include the hybrids Haloed Gold and
Summer Glow . Deep shade results in poor growth and reluctance to
Plant Vireya on the ground rather than in the ground.
To achieve this utilise built up beds filled with free draining mix or
simply place on the soil in a shallow depression and build up around
the plant with a free draining mix rather than soil. Do not cover the
surface roots with mix , leave the original pot surface visible to
avoid suffocation and root rot problems A light mulch of pinebark is
Vireya in pots do well provided they are not
overpotted ,and a free draining mix is used.If using a drip tray stand
the pot on feet to avoid the pot standing in water. .Suggested
As Borders - using the more compact types as an
edging . The hybrids Saxon Glow and Saxon Blush are particularly good
creating a box hedge effect but with flowers . Others to look for
include ; Charming Valentino and Kisses.
Add vibrant colour -
choose one of the vibrant orange, yellow or red vireya to make a
statement in a foliage dominant garden. Thai Prince , Tropic Glow ,
Fireplum or Inferno in flower can really make a statement.
Create a full bed of colour - A massed planting of hybrids that
compliment each other can really put on a show not only in spring but
autumn also. Try to avoid the pink and orange combinations. There are
quite a few nice whites , creams and apricots that will enhance the
pinks rather than clash. It is best to check growth habits of the
hybrids and locate taller hybrids to the back grading down to the more
compact types in front. Eg Haloed Gold , Blondi and Coral Seas to the
back , Bobs Choice , Highland Arabesque , Princess Alexander and Clair
in the middle and some of the border suggestions for the front.
As a Feature Pot Plant - Choose a more compact type . Just Peachy, Charming Valentino and Fireplum are excellent.
Add Perfume - Try ; Strawberry Parfait, Aravir , Loranthifolium , Jean
Baptist , Pink Swan or Blondi all of these are sweetly scented.
the Tropical Look - use hybrids Superfleur , The Trophy or May West.
These have very large glossy leaves and produce extra large pink
flowers. Stunning when combined with tropical foliage.
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