• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Beautiful Spring Flowers
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:roh-do-DEN-dron HIB-rid
    Plant type:Rhododendron, Shrub
    Growth habit:Compact, Round
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Light Green
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Camellia (Camellia); Clethra (Clethra); Japanese Maple (Acer)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Prefers dappled sun to bright shade; takes some sun in cooler northern zones. Shelter from drying winds. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    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).
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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