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Bubblegum Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Bubblegum'

SKU
40587
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.
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Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-doh-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge
Light NeedsPartial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsHolly (Ilex); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Astilbe (Astilbe); Camellia (Camellia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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