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Checkmate Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Checkmate'

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40573
Slow growing, dwarf cultivar of PJM rhododendron. Small lavender-pink flowers in early spring. Foliage turns dark mahogany in winter. Performs in sun with some afternoon shade, and will tolerate winter winds. Useful for smaller landscapes where space is limited.
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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 grower 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (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

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