• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Repeat Blooming
    Blooms:
    Spring, repeating in summer and fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:roh-do-DEN-dron
    Plant type:Shrub, Rhododendron
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding, Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring, repeating in summer and fall.
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers fertile well-drained organic soil and adequate moisture. Part sun to dappled shade is ideal and eliminates flower scorch in full summer sun. Prune to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after the first major spring bloom.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Filtered to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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