• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Exquisite Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:roh-doh-DEN-dron
    Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Design IdeasAlthough this Rhododendron looks beautiful anywhere in the landscape, its size and showy coloring make it perfect for the middle to back of the border. Ideal with other acid-loving shrubs along foundations of the house or the base of a fence. Great background for virtually all perennials. Also works well to fill space beneath a large shade tree. A good backgrounder behind a smaller accent tree.
    Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures and shelter from drying winter winds. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The genus Rhododendron is grouped into the heath family, Ericaceae which contains many acid soil loving species. Rhododendron was named and classified by Linnaeus who named it from the Greek for rose tree. This genus also contains shrubs commonly called azaleas within its 800 Rhododendron species and thousands of hybrids. The species are native to temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere but are most abundant in the Himalayas and other mountains of Asia. This variety was developed by Percy Wiseman at Waterers Sunningdale Nursery in UK.
    Lore:
    Rhododendron was named and classified by Linnaeus who named it from the Greek for rose tree.

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