Black Satin Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Black Satin' (H-1)

SKU
00883
Light violet-purple flowers are borne in round trusses in early midseason. Plants are compact, upright, and wider than tall. Exceptional winter foliage is so deep purple, it appears to be black. A valued accent, foundation planting or hedge. Evergreen.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-do-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturitySlow reaches 3 to 4 ft. high, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Prune after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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