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:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:roh-doh-DEN-dronDeciduous/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. Water deeply and regularly 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:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:dense-growing evergreen