Rhododendron x 'Checkmate'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Average Size at Maturity||Slow grower 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Eastern Snowball (Viburnum); 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. Shelter from harsh sun, particularly in hot summer areas. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8