Cherry Cheesecake Rhododendron

Rhododendron x 'Cherry Cheesecake'

SKU
08159
Truly decadent blooms - these scrumptious flowers feature a white background with ruffled dark pink to red edges, and a deep red smudge on each upper lobe. A large-leafed variety with dark green leaves, a compact form, and mounding growth habit. A superb foundation shrub or border accent. Evergreen.
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5 - 7

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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationroh-do-DEN-dron
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasUnique flowers are eye-catching standout in any garden. Use this shrub as an accent for a single-color focal point. Also great for adding pizazz to lackluster plantings. Dense growth is ideal for cover-ups, privacy screens, along fences and to cloak footings of bare walls. Perfect for background just about anywhere in the garden.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Accent, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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 - 7

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