Rhododendron x 'Bubblegum'Item #40587 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Trusses of bubblegum pink, lightly scented flowers explode in spring, offset by showy reddish stems and a dense backdrop of small deep green leaves that turn bronze over the winter months. A low, compact evergreen that is a perfect foreground for larger flowering shrubs. Works well for containers.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:roh-doh-DEN-dronDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:Compact, RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Compact Form, Compact Form, Easy Care, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Gift Plant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Year-round Interest, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PinkCompanion PlantsHolly (Ilex); Camellia (Camellia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.