• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 4 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:roh-doh-DEN-dron
    Plant type:Rhododendron, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Average landscape size:Reaches 4 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    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.Pruning time: late spring after flowering, as needed to control shape and size.
    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 shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A ponticum hybrid. Breeder: Standish

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