Rhododendron x 'Ramapo' (H-1)Item #1005 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
This beautiful dwarf rhododendron has large trusses of lovely purple spring flowers that provide a beautiful contrast to the green foliage. A very compact evergreen shrub that is perfect for small gardens in cool, damp climates. A terrific choice when a small accent plant with great presence is needed. Equally well-suited for a low hedge.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:roh-doh-DEN-dron HIB-ridDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 6, 15 - 17Growth habit:Compact, RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late SpringFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasPlant in small groupings in front of taller shrubs. Line several for edging or as mini-hedges to highlight plantings of perennials. Ideal for massing under tree canopies with other understory species. Ideal for small city gardens, courtyards and side yards, where space is a premium. The best plant for middle-front of the shrub border, where it can hide the bare legs of taller shrubs.Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
- CareCare InformationProvide well-drained, acidic soil, rich in organic matter. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Protect from harsh afternoon sun. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:dense-growing evergreen