Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow grower to 3 to 5 ft. tall, spreading wider.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early spring
Botanical Pronunciation:roh-doh-DEN-dron HIB-rid
Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:4 - 6, 15 - 17
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow grower to 3 to 5 ft. tall, spreading wider.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Early spring
Flower color:Pink
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Design IdeasThis rugged little fellow promises to perform even where the climate is on the warm side for most Rhododendron. An excellent foundation shrub that won't exceed five feet tall; a natural for covering up unsightly stemwalls, footings and utilities. Ideal as a natural barrier hedge in front yards. Good choice for fence lines. Also works well planted singly or in groups in larger planters. Adds life to otherwise dull evergreen plantings and thrives in the acid soils under high-canopied conifers.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.